2012 Ural Gear Up
I do have mine, but in NY if you can do figure eights, and 3 circles to the right and 3 to the left you get your endorsement! NO braking skills, NO training, NO nothing!
So what does the "statistic" mean??
I also hear a lot of talk in that crowd perpetuating myths: LPSL, helmets will break your neck, never use the front brake, etc. I think that herd attitude and group riding keeps novice riders from ever fully developing their skills. As others have said, the attitude among experienced long distance solo or small group riders regardless of brand is completely different.
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2012 Ural Gear Up
Does Germany have the same demographic operating vehicles as in USA? Teens on I-phones, adults on I-phones, big mac in one hand phone in the other,running red lights(seems to be the new bad driver thing now days?)driver training(or lack there of) similar approach to DUI issues,licensing requirements(I'm 70+ & they have no idea if I can still see!) etc., etc.? Lots of factors, to say the least!
Question is based on -I don't know the answer.
What I do know is that we don't approach the problem from a pro-active stance in USA-I'll avoid getting too deep into one of my fave soap box issues...
"If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.
2003 R1150RT - Silver
They are very new to motorcycling or and/ or they are riding a bike they borrowed.
They are probably not interested in ATGATT
They have had no riding instruction.
That they have a poor attitude toward safe riding and following traffic laws in general.
All contributes to possibility of a crash and a poorer chance of surviving one.
Hey guys n gals, interesting topic to say the least.
Just out of curiosity, how many have dropped
/accident, how many years in the saddle?
It seems more like driver attitude and experience cones into account rather then vehicle type.
Also a bigger issue now is the use of smartphones and other devices, people have become plain stupid when driving cars and using a dumbass phone. It should be illegal and if you were in an accident using one you should get in serious trouble. Cause a death automatic life in prison, end of discussion
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'74 R60/6, '75 R60/6(boxes)
Aside from my little Suzuki, I've been commuting since '76. I've only had 2 mishaps, both times being rear-ended. I've had plenty of close-calls, as most commuters have.
A few years ago I was dispatched to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on the Apache Trail. When I arrived on scene there was a beautiful pimped-out Harley in the ditch with a rider wearing a new hole in his head. I forgot to mention his helmet was strapped onto the sissy bar.
Zero sympathy for him or his family for that one.
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