Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Be Careful Out There!

So I'm riding home from work this evening, riding down the main street in town and one that I ride everyday.  I'm following two other cars through an intersection, keeping my distance and positioned on the road to maximize my ability to see vehicles coming head on and to give those vehicles a good view of me.  A large 1 Ton pickup was waiting to turn left and sure enough turned in front of me.  Thankfully the speed of traffic was slow and I was able to lock up the brakes and avoid an ugly and likely painful collision.  If I'd hit that impatient and unobservant driver (my words at the time were way more "colorful") he would have been at fault and I'd be hurting or worse.

With this little incident as inspiration please read a post from earlier this year called Take Responsibility For Yourself because when it comes to Vehicle vs. Motorcycle interactions the motorcycle and it's rider will always lose regardless of who is at fault.  Observation and avoidance is the only way to stay healthy and safe on the road.

Stay safe and learn to avoid collisions with other vehicles.

Gerald Trees
Dream Your Ride