Joe Blow: It’s Stupid to Risk Your Own Skin at Extreme Speeds – Especially When You’re Putting Someone Else at Risk!
An open letter to Joe Blow,
I don’t know who you are, but someone out there does, and mark my words the RCMP will know before too long. I took a look at this video of you speeding on the Island Highway on Vancouver Island, BC at up to 299 km/h and there was enough to notice that you are not ‘invisible’.
First there’s the color – darker blue, then the make – Yamaha, there’s a sticker on the windshield that can be easily blown up and examined by someone who knows what they’re doing. I’m sure if I can make out so many details, there are others out there who are familiar with your motorcycle who can point out details and point the finger in your direction.
There are never valid reasons for this kind of risky behavior. You not only put yourself at risk that day, but everyone else on the road with you, including one of my own children. Yes, one of my own. Saturday, April 8, 2012 was the day my 18 year old son Stuart drove his new pickup truck home from visiting his Nana on Vancouver Island. The last thing a relatively new driver needs is to deal with the likes of you on the road.
The sad part is that in an unfortunate encounter with you at high speed on the highway, you may feel able to control your bike, but the poor drivers of the cars on the road with you are left unable to focus the attention they should on the road and their environment because they’re too busy watching for and avoiding the likes of you.
I hope the RCMP gets hold of you and you are suitably punished for these horrendous actions.
WHO THE “#3!7″ DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? If you are foolish enough to want to take risks with your own life, then fine – why not skydive without a parachute, scuba dive without your oxygen tank, and bungee jump without a cord? You’ll most likely kill yourself, but at least you won’t take anyone else with you.
If anyone recognizes anything about this motorcycle or its driver, please contact the Saanich Police Department.