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gymnast
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Meridian, Idaho
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Posted - 05/04/2013 :  4:25 PM                       Like
This Crash did not involve a motorcycle however it did involve a Drivers Education teachers judgement and the death of a student. A jury has found for the plaintiff in the case in the amount of $3.5 millions.

In the History of High School Drivers Education classes (since 1936) there have been only two fatal crashes in which students were killed that I am aware of. Both were weather related, the one cited below in Norther Idaho and the other a couple years earlier in to the best of my recollection, Montana.

KETCHUM, Idaho -- A Blaine County jury has awarded $3.5 million in damages to the family of a 15-year-old Carey boy who died in a crash during his driver's education class.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday evening before finding Carey School driver education instructor Jeffrey Meacham 100 percent responsible for the Oct. 26, 2010 crash that killed Austin Hennefer.

Dennis and Maryann Hennefer filed a lawsuit alleging Meacham's decision to hold classes that day and practice three-point turns on an icy highway were "willful and reckless."

The driver's education car was struck by an oncoming car.

School District Business Manager Mike Chatterton says the district's insurance carrier is responsible for paying the damages and that there is no deductible.

Related stories linked in article:

-Trial in student driver's death to start
School district denies negligence in crash that killed student driver
-Parents file lawsuit after son killed in driver's ed crash
-Safety improvements now mark highway intersection
-No charges will be filed in deadly driver's ed accident
-Unsafe turn may have led to deadly driver's ed car crash
-Small Idaho town mourns student's death



http://www.ktvb.com/news/School-fou...5967591.html

Vulcan500Rider
Junior Member
56 Posts


Eugene, OR
USA

Kawasaki

Vulcan 500

Posted - 05/05/2013 :  8:27 AM
What is a "three-point turn"?
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Alabusa
Male Senior Member
254 Posts


Muscle Shoals, Alabama
USA

Suzuki

Extreme

Posted - 05/05/2013 :  9:47 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Vulcan500Rider

What is a "three-point turn"?



Please let this be a joke or simple sarcasm!
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Alan_Hepburn
Male Standard Member
197 Posts


San Jose, Ca
USA

Honda

1994 GL1500SE

Posted - 05/05/2013 :  1:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Alabusa

quote:
Originally posted by Vulcan500Rider

What is a "three-point turn"?



Please let this be a joke or simple sarcasm!



In case it's a serious question: imagine a U-turn that can't be completed in one move - you need to back up a bit to complete the turn...
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The Meromorph
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834 Posts
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White House, TN
USA

BMW

R1100RT

Posted - 05/05/2013 :  2:59 PM
Sometimes referred to in the US as a K-turn...
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Vulcan500Rider
Junior Member
56 Posts


Eugene, OR
USA

Kawasaki

Vulcan 500

Posted - 05/05/2013 :  3:29 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Alabusa

quote:
Originally posted by Vulcan500Rider

What is a "three-point turn"?



Please let this be a joke or simple sarcasm!



Honestly, I've never heard of this term.

I'm 62 years old so I have lots of driving experience. And I've taken several defensive driving courses over the years. Also, since I've lived in numerous states, I've had to read various drivers manuals to get in-state licenses. And not once that I remember have I run across the expression " three point turn ".

I guess from your post you must feel I'm pretty stupid.
I'm beginning to feel like I don't belong on this forum.
Many times the discussions are way over my head.
And now I'm being ridiculed for my questions.

Anyway, my brief stay here on this forum was educational.
Thanks.

Edited by - Vulcan500Rider on 05/05/2013 3:37 PM
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gymnast
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Meridian, Idaho
USA

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Posted - 05/05/2013 :  5:51 PM
Here you go vulcan, the 3 point turn explained. http://drivingtesttraining.com/thre...nt-turn.html

And some videos.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...rn&FORM=VDRE
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rayg50
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2083 Posts
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NYC, NY
USA

Honda

Shadow Spirit 750DC

Posted - 05/06/2013 :  8:06 AM
Different areas have different terms for the same thing. Because this forum spans the US and many countries you get to learn some cool stuff. My personal favorite (as a city boy) has been cow stops.

As to your original question, in my area we call them "broken U-turns". IMO, your question was a valid one.

quote:
Many times the discussions are way over my head.

I definitely know that feeling. I just think of those discussions as my Big Bang Theory on the web. I often wonder how many of our members speak Klingon.

Stick around, there is much to be shared (taught/learned) by the members of the forum, which includes you.

Ray
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Axiom2000
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1761 Posts
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Georgetown, Delaware
USA

BMW

F 800 GT

Posted - 05/06/2013 :  4:05 PM
quote:

I often wonder how many of our members speak Klingon.


klatoo barada nikto
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dhalen32
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846 Posts
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Omaha, NE
USA

BMW

R1200RT

Posted - 05/06/2013 :  9:57 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Axiom2000

quote:

I often wonder how many of our members speak Klingon.


klatoo barada nikto



Jerry:
One of my all time favorite movies! Klatoo scared the heck out of me as a child.
Dave
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rayg50
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2083 Posts
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NYC, NY
USA

Honda

Shadow Spirit 750DC

Posted - 05/06/2013 :  10:55 PM
quote:
klatoo barada nikto
I fell asleep around 11 trying to figure out the Klingon you posted above. I just woke up remembering where it really came from. Great movie, I enjoyed the original and if I saw the remake I don't remember it. Kinda says it all. Now back to sleep.

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greywolf
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1484 Posts
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Evanston, IL
USA

Suzuki

DL650AL2

Posted - 05/07/2013 :  10:23 AM
Uh! Gort was the scary one. Klaatu was Michael Rennie.
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dhalen32
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846 Posts
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Omaha, NE
USA

BMW

R1200RT

Posted - 05/07/2013 :  9:54 PM
quote:
Originally posted by greywolf

Uh! Gort was the scary one. Klaatu was Michael Rennie.



Pat:
You are right! I didn't sleep for weeks after seeing that movie as a kid. Thanks for fixing my mistake.
Dave
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