Here are eight real-world 'incidents' that demonstrate the
importance of understanding the fundamentals included in the
Safety Tip articles.
Riding on a freeway when everything, including the weather, is perfect. Then an incident occurs two lanes away. Normal braking skills would have saved this man's life.
We drive a green car ... and we kill a motorcyclist. We didn't see him despite the fact that we have unobstructed vision for 1000 feet both ahead and behind us. Yep, we turned left in front of him.
Motorcyclist drives over a drainage grate and is ejected from bike suffering broken bones and road rash as a result. Lack of roadway maintenance?
A lady motorcyclist dies. We want to find out who killed her. Sometimes you simply have to ask 'what if?'
A lady motorcyclist is paralyzed. Her fault, but not unless your attorney understands the significance of rider errors. We will demonstrate just how painful that can be to the left turner.
A woman rider in Texas, second in a group of three, mid-afternoon, perfect weather, excellent road conditions: in a curve she steers her motorcycle across a double line and into an oncoming pickup truck.
Husband and wife mount their Goldwings in their driveway. Husband leaves first. Wife suddenly experiences the motorcycle accelerate (on its own). It launches her across the street and into the curb. Bike is totalled.
Motorcyclist, afraid that he is going to collide with 18-wheeler, slams on both brakes and promptly ends up on the ground seriously injured. The trucking company is sued.