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post #1 of 28 Old 11-19-2015, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcyclists '23% better' behind the wheel of a car

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Motorcyclists '23% better' behind the wheel of a car - Motorcycle news : General news - Visordown

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I've said this for years. I think it makes you a more alert and vigilant driver. I have been riding bikes since I was 18 (now 29) and have only ever had 1 car accident

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I've said this for years. I think it makes you a more alert and vigilant driver. I have been riding bikes since I was 18 (now 29) and have only ever had 1 car accident
I second the motion...

I have calmed down in the car since I started riding and I pay more attention to making sure that I am behaving predictably on the road. The bike has given me more respect for the slowness of reaction from drivers, and more awareness of the crazy crap inattentive drivers do on the road.

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In the car I'm a raving mad man loudly pointing out all the stupid things that other drivers are doing.
I constantly curse their inept movements in traffic and wish them all dead.
When I'm on the bike I skillfully try to avoid them.
23% why not 24%. Maybe statistics don't lie but they sure sound dumb sometimes.
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post #5 of 28 Old 11-21-2015, 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the article. My family / friends that don't ride don't get it when I explain it to them. The heightened awareness is something you just can't learn protected inside a cage.
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12 months on a motorcycle should be mandatory for all licensing. Here in Oz, well Qld anyway, you have to have held a car license for three years before you can apply for a motorcycle license. Maybe ALL drivers should be made to ride a motorcycle for 12 months to appreciate what we have to deal with.
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I don't know... I see so many fair weather motorcycle riders in shorts, t-shirt & flip flops, and most motorcyclists around here suck - tail gating, etc.
It seems like responsible motorcyclists around here are the minority....

I can't see all of these sucky motorcyclists being any more responsible in cars.

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That's the other 77%.
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lol - that's awesome
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Always knew that was true. How could it not be? Put a cager on a bike and they will wake up quick.
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