Originally Posted by NEOMark
IMHO, a safety 'reality check' would be better served by starting a thread with tips, techniques and practices any rider can use to avoid becoming part of the carnage....rather than a bunch of gruesome jpegs strewn across a webpage. Yeah - there were a few instances where the root cause of the accident was mentioned, but never any mention of how the motorcyclist might have avoided it. So what good is it?
your observation is spot on,
thing is very very few will actually practice what they learn, very few riders that take a basic (now BRC) MSF course go on for further training or even will take the time to go someplace to practice what they learned during the BRC
I have always had the opinion that most MC accidents could have been avoided by the rider, if they practice, muscle control is a learned activity, it becomes a natural reaction.
I think a thread or perhaps a Forum just for rider safety is a good Idea, years back I had a mailing list I set up one for new riders and experienced riders so the new could ask the old questions, it was a flop. no interest.
what I found is that (particularly in Hd circles) is that everyone tends to be "macho" even people who plainly can not ride think they can Or will not admit they can't. the main reason i hated seeing the riders edge or MSF taught at a HD dealership. but trust me it is not limited to the HD crowd.
a forum might be great to help those with that attitude or for the ones that are just embarrassed they can't ride well.
they or everyone could could view all the posts from time to time and pick up advice
the issue I see is it would be hard to keep a forum like that under control and/or organized