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Drive as if NO one sees you, at all.
Maurie , that weaving thing works , or seems to . Reminded of the story George Gobel would tell about being stationed in Oklahoma while in the USAF . He was a radar guy , and made the rightful claim that he was obviously good at his job , as Oklahoma never came under attack during his watch Still , weaving is a good idea . Oh , about that horn thing , never use it accept to honk at a friend , or cute girls Dusty
I'm hoping that a "fully engaged" slow rider is fairly safe too......
Of course , just harder for us mere mortals to stay alert at 45 MPH Dusty
Hey John, There was a story going round about a guy who got frustrated with commuting in traffic and put a flashing blue light in his Fairing. No siren or anything - didn't matter as it worked a treat.Maurie
It's explained very well in this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqQBubilSXUDon2015 GRiSO
Interestin concept John . Dusty
All of those are good, but, the one that has kept me out of trouble the most is this. Especially the blind part.Drive as if NO one sees you, at all.
I ride like that in general, but you don't want to take that TOO literally.Suppose you're riding down the road, with a car some ways behind you, and a car pulls up to a stop on a road from your right, preparing to pull across your path.If you literally were invisible ... (ie you really weren't on the road at all), then the driver on the right would 100% of the time pull right in front of you or into you, and (assuming you took the "I'm Invisible" route), you would slam on brakes hard to avoid his path. But THEN you'd get rammed by the car behind you, because he would never expect you to slam on brakes like that.So you don't really do that. You cover the brakes, you slow down, and prepare an escape route, but you don't stop right in your lane until the guy has crossed the road; that would be dangerous.The thought's a good one, the practice a little different, I think. Maybe it's just a quibble, but it's real to me.Lannis
But I'll argue that if you're riding a 700 pound bike ,dirt bike skills may not apply...
Yeah, I already have that cop look by riding a white Bassa with a white handlebar mounted fairing. I can see people react to me several cars ahead.It doesn't help much, they slow down, move over, cause confusion in traffic. If I wore a white helmet it would reinforce that. I have two red Hella horns I'm trying to find a method to mount. I am resisting putting them on the front of the fairing.
Dan , that reinforces Smithswede's comments on how most accidents are due to a combination of factors , and how we must be the master of our own ride . Yes "PATIENCE" Rider here in Muskogee several years ago had a collision with an older gentleman . The older fella was negotiating a right turn into his driveway , and rather than come to a complete stop , he moved out into the center of the residential street to gain a better entry angle . The car driver even had his turn signal on . The motorcycle rider was in a hurry and attempted to pass the car on the right , instead of slowing down and allowing the car to complete its maneuver . The bike crashed into the car at maybe 10 MPH , no real injuries . Later , the rider came by all worked up over what happened , blaming the older man for what happened . "'Why was he moving left before he turned right?" Well , I never could get across to him that the accident was his fault , even though the officer that worked the wreck wrote the bike rider the ticket . Yes , patience . DustyYep, that's about what I did Dusty, thanks for the response! Dusty
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