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 riderRiding 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.
I got rid of my bike years ago, the way a lot of folks drive, I want a steel
cage around me.
mcclark: Ditto. And I'm not so sure the steel cage is sufficient on Utah