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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 07:17 PM
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Glad to hear you came out of that one relatively intact, especially considering the speed and collision with another vehicle. I just read that cell phone/texting, e.g. distracted driving has now surpassed drunk driving as the greatest contributing factor to motor vehicle accidents.
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:41 PM
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You can also honk, weave back and fourth or flash your headlight from low to high beam or vise versa, sometimes I do all triple, I mean 3.

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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 12:32 AM
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Nice save for sure. Sadly these events happen all to often.

I assume no one sees me... EVER. Even when they look right at (through) me. Not as much of a problem on the K1200LT (LT stands for light truck). It has an air horn on it as well. Sounds like a tractor trailer. I am fairly certain several texting soccer moms have soiled themselves.

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I'd suggest some advanced road training even if you've ridden for years. In simple terms it teaches you to plan further ahead, take lines which maximise others chances of seeing you and your chances of seeing other things. There's lots more than this but basically you won't find people pulling out in front of you because you won't be there and on the very rare occasion you are there you'll be in the best position to avoid an accident.

I started doing this stuff a few years back and it really helps.


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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 09:51 PM
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I always triangulate myself, the potential hazard and my safe escape route with my speed...as soon as I don't think I can stop soon enough or get to my escape route safely I just keep slowing down...it's kept me safe for many many years. Plus I learned a long time ago that when I go out on a scooter it's not enough to drive defensivley...you have to expect that the cars's job is to hit you and it's your job to not let that happen. Glad you got thru safely...though as I said I expect every car to do their best job to hit me so when I avoid them it doesn't bother me...I don't shoot birds...just part of the cost of doing business I figure.

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