Tag / motorcycle safety

  • What’s wrong with this picture? As motorcyclists we are adept at complaining about cagers who do things that make riding more dangerous. We complain about them texting while driving, blocking their side view mirror with their phone to their ear, cutting us off in traffic, tailgating … you name it, we motorcyclists have complained many [...]

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  • You’ve been there as a motorcyclist – riding along and everything is great, then someone violates your right of way and nearly crashes into you. In these situations, having the right of way is useless of someone crashes into you. So, here’s a technique we call Positional Situational Awareness. This is basically knowing where you [...]

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  • Road hazards and motorcycles do not mix. And when it’s a magic road debris it’s even a bigger challenge. Here some road debris seems to appear out of nowhere, but fortunately the rider has a safe following distance and was able to foil the magic bottle’s diabolical plans. Watch below – can you see where [...]

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  • Riding a motorcycle – for those of us that do – is exhilarating and exciting. Riding does come with its risks – and most motorcyclists understand that. The challenge we face is that some non-riders will want to remind us that it is so dangerous (and probably when we’re not around, will think we just [...]

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  • Two seconds Pyle, two seconds! Anyone who has ever attended even a basic motorcycle rider training course has heard this – keep a 2-second safe following distance. This will give you time to react to emergency situations. How do you maintain a 2-second following distance? Watch the vehicle in front of you and when they [...]

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  • Motorcycle Melee wants all riders to avoid motorcycle crashes and live to ride as long as possible. In this episode of Motorcycle Melee’s Collision Avoidance Tips to Live By we talk about stopping at stop signs, what to look for when cars enter your roadway, right turns on red, watching for erratic drivers, being aware [...]

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  • Motorcycle Melee’s Proactive Collision Avoidance: Tip of the Day. Common sense tells us that cars are bigger than our motorcycle – so let’s try to avoid crashing into them, OK?

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  • Well just when you think you’re prepared for the wide range of dangers something new pops up. I experienced a 3-kid hooligan team that I thought was into my motorcycle, instead they were just out for a day’s worth of shenanigans!

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  • So motorcycle safety is for new riders, is it? Check out Evel Knievel and Peter Fonda’s take on motorcycle safety. Their insight into motorcycle gear, situational awareness, lane positioning, practicing skills and collision avoidance is timeless. Enjoy this throwback video – there are some key tidbits of information in this video: at 5:50: The best [...]

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  • Riding a motorcycle incurs significantly increased risk. One way to mitigate those risks is riding a safe motorcycle. Here’s a 45-second pre-ride safety check that may increase your confidence in your bike’s condition by helping you understand some key elements to your motorcycle.  

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