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Old 08-12-2011, 10:51 AM
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Motorcycle Safety Statistics: Crash, Fatal Bike Accidents

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6. In the multiple vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of those accidents.

7. The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents.

9. Intersections are the most likely place for the motorcycle accident, with the other vehicle violating the motorcycle right-of-way, and often violating traffic controls.

23. More than half of the accident-involved motorcycle riders had less than 5 months experience on the accident motorcycle, although the total street riding experience was almost 3 years. Motorcycle riders with dirt bike experience are significantly under represented in the accident data.

26. Motorcycle riders in these accidents showed significant collision avoidance problems. Most riders would over brake and skid the rear wheel, and under brake the front wheel greatly reducing collision avoidance deceleration. The ability to counter steer and swerve was essentially absent.

44. The most deadly injuries to the accident victims were injuries to the chest and head.
 
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Originally Posted by axehind View Post
26. Motorcycle riders in these accidents showed significant collision avoidance problems. Most riders would over brake and skid the rear wheel, and under brake the front wheel greatly reducing collision avoidance deceleration. The ability to counter steer and swerve was essentially absent.

This is troubling....
 
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Originally Posted by axehind View Post
This is troubling....
Do rider safety courses help this problem?
 
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Originally Posted by ThaBrock View Post
Do rider safety courses help this problem?
yes. swerving and obstacle avoidance is one of the things they teach. if you cant swerve, then brake, you fail.
 
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:22 PM
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Failure to swerve is frequently a target-fixation problem, and a 'survival response' (from Code's books) freeze-up.
 
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:10 PM
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https://cbrforum.com/forum/street-sk...erving-112150/

Generally people's gut reaction is to grab brakes and pray. That's because when we panic, our body will generally do what it does the most: brake. People simply don't practice swerving so it's not part of their muscle memory.
 
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thats why u always ride in such a way that you have an escape route at all times
 
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very interesting. I will be practicing....
 
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:16 PM
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Here are some more interesting statistics from Florida.

Motorcycle Statistics - Ride Smart Florida

2 noteworthy items.
  • Having any alcohol in one’s body increases the chance of crashing by five times.
  • Having a BAC greater than 0.05 percent increases the risk of crashing about 40-fold.
 
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The numbers are way tooo high, I think goverment take some serious steps to stop accidents.
 

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