Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Re: Preventing accidents
Ok, I am not the most experienced but some of my friends have been riding more than 30 years. This is what he advised me.
1. ATGATT, It took one accident where he was leaning and hit gravel, the bike slid from under him and gor bad road-rash
2. When coming into the intersection, look at the tires of the car in the left turn lane that will potentially turn in front of you. The position of the tires may give you a clue on what the cager is trying to do.
3. Look in the back window and drive mirrors of the cars in front of you. If you see their head turn, they are more than likely to be moving over a lane and not see you.
4. Watch for freeway entrance or exits. You may have the DA that slides over 3 lanes fearing he will miss his exit. Keep an eye to your left when you approach freeway exits to see if a car is looking to cross multiple lanes.
5. Freeway exits, be aware that cagers are not using the freeway exit lanes as a means to pass other cars and then all of a sudden, they swerve back into the freeway, maybe plowing into you.
6. The traffic lanes are broken into A,B and C. Try to stay in lane A-B, more towards lane A. This will prevent cars to assume that you are giving up your part of the lane for them to use as a passing lane. You do not want to give them the idea that you are sharing your lane with others.
Thats all I can think of at the moment
"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty."
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