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Actually,I was thinking cruisers were too slow for the type of driving being done but I like your answer better
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Accidents will happen at any speed. Most are avoidable with attentiveness, awareness, adjusting for possibilities, leaving yourself options, and overall safe riding techniques and skills. I've been down... Took me a year to get back up. Never want to do that again.

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Number two is demonstrates several key scenarios that cause a high percentage of serious motorcycle accidents.

The central message of the video is "Don't Speed." Common sense but it doesn't hurt to remind people once in a while. Left turning vehicles and vehicles pulling out from streets, driveways and parking lots cause the majority of serious accidents for motorcyclists. If you are speeding itís going to be your fault in accidents of this type.

I would say that in the U.S. this road would have a speed limit of 30 mph. It's stated this is a 60 kph zone thatís almost 40 mph and seems a bit high for this type of road. The road is just two lanes with parking on the side and near a residential area.

I've read many stories of riders intentionally laying down their bikes in similar scenarios. This doesn't really seem the best option. Your best option is reducing your speed and swerving before a collision or perceived collision with your brakes, instead of your body on the pavement. I practice braking and swerving and swerving in parking lots and on the road from time to time.

On a motorcycle it's much harder for drivers to judge your distance and if your speeding much more so.


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Number two is demonstrates several key scenarios that cause a high percentage of serious motorcycle accidents.

The central message of the video is "Don't Speed." Common sense but it doesn't hurt to remind people once in a while. Left turning vehicles and vehicles pulling out from streets, driveways and parking lots cause the majority of serious accidents for motorcyclists. If you are speeding itís going to be your fault in accidents of this type.

On a motorcycle it's much harder for drivers to judge your distance and if your speeding much more so.
"If you are speeding itís going to be your fault in accidents of this type."

You could get a job with our TAC..

The point is that government sponsored safety campaigns are concentrating on all the bad things, no matter how minor, that the motorcyclists are doing. e.g. 3mph over the speed limit and are oblivious to the main cause of most accidents.

Inattentive drivers.

So instead of a campaign that educates car drivers to pay attention, look out for other vehicles and pedestrians, stay of the mobile phone, stop texting, leave the radio alone, look before you pull out etc, etc, etc, they simply target a motorcyclist for going too fast.

This is an add that has been put together by a legal firm in Melbourne.
So far the government refuses to acknowledge it....



Another one from the UK.


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"If you are speeding it’s going to be your fault in accidents of this type."

You could get a job with our TAC..

The point is that government sponsored safety campaigns are concentrating on all the bad things, no matter how minor, that the motorcyclists are doing. e.g. 3mph over the speed limit and are oblivious to the main cause of most accidents.

Inattentive drivers.

So instead of a campaign that educates car drivers to pay attention, look out for other vehicles and pedestrians, stay of the mobile phone, stop texting, leave the radio alone, look before you pull out etc, etc, etc, they simply target a motorcyclist for going too fast.

This is an add that has been put together by a legal firm in Melbourne.
So far the government refuses to acknowledge it....

Take A Longer Look - Stop SMIDSY Maurice Blackburn motorcycle awareness advertisement - YouTube


Another one from the UK.

Crash Course - The SMIDSY - YouTube
When you're dead, it matters little who's fault it is.

Don't speed is good advice!


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