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Published: Thursday, May 8 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT

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bikeboy
Boise, ID

Good reminder article, what with peak motorcycling season approaching! And I can identify - it's pretty easy to get caught up in the enjoyment of the ride, and temporarily let down your guard.

I'd be interested in a further breakdown of the fatalities:
- How many were single-vehicle crashes (nobody to blame but the M/C rider)
- How many multi-vehicle crashes were determined to be the fault of the M/C rider, compared with the other party being at fault
- In how many that were the other guy's fault, did the distraught driver lament, "I just didn't SEE him!" (seems to happen a lot - even more so in this day and age of hand-held electronic gizmos)
- What percentage had "impairment" on the part of the M/C rider

Riding a motorcycle involves some risk. The only way to avoid getting hurt or killed, is to avoid being in a crash, and that often involves dealing with carelessness on the part of another roadway user.

mcclark
Salt Lake City, UT

I got rid of my bike years ago, the way a lot of folks drive, I want a steel cage around me.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

mcclark: Ditto. And I'm not so sure the steel cage is sufficient on Utah highways...

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