Motorcycle Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident

Ultimate Street Strategies by Pat Hahn

I’m currently reading Ultimate Street Strategies which is the 2nd book I received from The Riders Club of America Library. It got me thinking about safe riding. Apparently less than half of the motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. That means we are a bigger threat to ourselves than we think. Pat Hahn, the author of Ultimate Street Strategies, says the difference between the riders that crash and the riders that don’t is how seriously they take their riding.

Dan Bateman over at Musings of an Intrepid Commuter wrote in his post on March 19, 2008…

“Despite all the flap about motorcycles being so dangerous and that all the drivers are out to get us, it’s evident that other drivers really cause very few of the fatalities. It’s really not our fate to be taken out by a fast moving Buick with a cell phone impaired driver. Riders are doing it to themselves.”

“The vast majority of fatalities had one of these involved:
Un-endoresed
Un-trained
Un-der the influence”

You owe it to yourself to take the MSF training available, be properly endorsed on your license, practice your skills and wear the proper protective motorcycle gear. Please don’t drink and ride. Know how to stop or swerve in an emergency. Practice doing it. Take riding seriously. Dedicate yourself to riding safely.