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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: terminator1 on December 02, 2011, 12:11:34 pm

Title: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: terminator1 on December 02, 2011, 12:11:34 pm
MAJORITY of accidents....what say you's?
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Beemer Mike on December 02, 2011, 12:20:56 pm
This time of the year I find that the vast majority of cagers driving like arseholes. In the last week I have had on average two close calls per day, which usually end up with a cage getting chased down and pks dished out.
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Eisbein on December 02, 2011, 12:26:43 pm
Q: Why so many bike accidents?

A: Because so many bikes.



Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: terminator1 on December 02, 2011, 01:31:34 pm
interesting results  :o
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Brandt on December 02, 2011, 01:36:47 pm
I think most of them are speed when it is the bikers fault.....When cage fault...drive kak.
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Remy on December 02, 2011, 01:48:18 pm
I think you need to add Cage driver error to the poll all the issues here relates to the Biker yet its 9/10 times not the fault of the biker unless he moers off, We DS riders have a tendency to fall specially offroad because we push our limits and enjoy the unknown,
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Tr0jan on December 02, 2011, 01:53:12 pm
Had a quick dice with a busa this morning. All fine and good.

So we start getting closer to a double line of stationary cars. We were doing about 180kays. Obviously one slows down to a crawl before reaching the cars.

Not this twat, he passes all the cars on the left at the intersection, without slowing down. I thought to myself, what an idiot...

My opinion, loads of accidents are caused by pure stupidity.
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: terminator1 on December 02, 2011, 01:53:36 pm
I think you need to add Cage driver error to the poll all the issues here relates to the Biker yet its 9/10 times not the fault of the biker unless he moers off, We DS riders have a tendency to fall specially offroad because we push our limits and enjoy the unknown,

thats what I termed unavoidable  :mwink:
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: terminator1 on December 02, 2011, 01:54:29 pm
Opinion shows 62% of accidents could be prevented by rider education?
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Trumpet on December 02, 2011, 01:57:11 pm
Biker error & Biker hasn't learnt defensive riding are the same thing IMHO when we talking commuting. That probably accounts for 80% of bikers down. 19% = biker foolishness. 1% = unavoidable.
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Remy on December 02, 2011, 01:57:43 pm
If I fall doesnt matter wear how or when I still blame a cage driver regardless if a cage is even close or not  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: manta on December 02, 2011, 02:11:52 pm
If you look at all the accidents where only the bike was involved, I think that starts to paint a picture.

Defensive riding is very important. I see threads and posts all the time of bikers bragging how they leaned their bike over scraping things etc. Obviously those kinds of antics on the road, leave no room for error and most likely we see all those pretty little crosses on the side of the road.

Racing on a track and riding on the road are not supposed to be the same thing.

There are accidents where the poor biker is simply taken out and those make us all very angry and rightly so. Lets help our own cause though and ride like our lives are actually important to us.

M
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 02, 2011, 02:15:40 pm
Neckbraces restricting vision; "I did not see the taxi coming, constable" :peepwall: :peepwall:
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Pote on December 02, 2011, 02:20:49 pm
Neckbraces restricting vision; "I did not see the taxi coming, constable" :peepwall: :peepwall:

kan dalk ook wees van 'n sekere 2 stroke bike in Stellenbosch wat digte mis in die verkeer veroorsaak  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 02, 2011, 02:24:46 pm
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: good one!!
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: roxenz on December 02, 2011, 02:34:13 pm
Q: Why so many bike accidents?

A: Because so many bikes.

Ergo: ban bikes?
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Gee S on December 02, 2011, 03:47:37 pm
I think that unless everyone that voted "Biker hasn't learnt defensive riding" did not vote as a result of his or her own accident that result is meaningless as there is no way you can say that about another person unless he told you so.

I think the answer to you question is SHIT HAPPENS >:D
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: reset1 on December 02, 2011, 04:45:06 pm
 :angry5: 90% of all the fatal bike accidents i attended was the bikers negligence.. speed, poor observation and insight, that being said 99% of fatal bike accidents i attended was SUPER BIKES ( HAIRDRYERS ).

and many, MANY, bike accidents i came across was due to the other driver being DRUNK, on or malicious... especially in Limpopo Province..  people here will intentionally swerve in front of you while you try to overtake... there's no control here

 i have only had 7 ADV bike accidents, only a few broken bones, most of them were my own, but was caused by adverse conditions, or riding too fast for skill level.. :)
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Bushie on December 02, 2011, 05:31:51 pm
Had a quick dice with a busa this morning. All fine and good.

So we start getting closer to a double line of stationary cars. We were doing about 180kays. Obviously one slows down to a crawl before reaching the cars.

Not this twat, he passes all the cars on the left at the intersection, without slowing down. I thought to myself, what an idiot...

My opinion, loads of accidents are caused by pure stupidity.

Your Xchallenge can do 180km/hour????? Please tell me how you have geared it, I want to do it to mine. I am not being condesending, I really just want mine to move like that.
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: Mr.T on December 02, 2011, 06:37:39 pm
90% of all the fatal bike accidents i attended was the bikers negligence.. speed, poor observation and insight, that being said 99% of fatal bike accidents i attended was SUPER BIKES ( HAIRDRYERS ).

and many, MANY, bike accidents i came across was due to the other driver being DRUNK, on or malicious... especially in Limpopo Province..  people here will intentionally swerve in front of you while you try to overtake... there's no control here

 i have only had 7 ADV bike accidents, only a few broken bones, most of them were my own, but was caused by adverse conditions, or riding too fast for skill level..

+1 tetra. A truth be said and it is said.
Title: Re: Why so many bike accidents?
Post by: SmuGS on December 02, 2011, 06:40:54 pm
I think that unless everyone that voted "Biker hasn't learnt defensive riding" did not vote as a result of his or her own accident that result is meaningless as there is no way you can say that about another person unless he told you so.

I think the answer to you question is SHIT HAPPENS >:D

I dont think any amount of defensive riding could of prevented my accident, I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I could of had the very same accident in a cage possibly with different results, but thats just my case. Shit does happen I've accepted it and will ride again..