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I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 04:46:50 am »
The standout stat- 87% of accidents took place at junctions.
That is a staggering amount.
It also suggests that by being extra vigilant a rider can reduce the chances of an accident by a huge margin.
 

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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 06:34:43 am »
Thatís a great set of data. Something thatís bugging me though is their interpretation of the stats.
For example, ďa high percentage of accidents happen during commuting hours because drivers are in a hurry, are distracted or tiredĒ. Sure, accidents happen because of these things, but thereís no acknowledgement of the fact that there are many more vehicles on the road during those times, so there is obviously going to be a greater number of accidents.


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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 07:35:34 am »
From what I can recall international stats for collisions at junctions are 70% - SA is nearly 20% higher.
This is probably due to South Africans being less law abiding regarding traffic signs.
Any biker that does not take extra care at junctions is plain stupid.
 

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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 08:40:00 am »
Adventure bikes have the second lowest incidence of crashes after tourers, but are highly likely to be injured if they have one.
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 09:12:55 am »
Adventure bikes have the second lowest incidence of crashes after tourers, but are highly likely to be injured if they have one.
More reason for ATGATT... :thumleft:
 

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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 09:21:48 am »
Interesting
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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 09:45:58 am »
 Ja ne kan sÍ ek was ook deel van hierdie statistics. Nie lekker nie maar ja.
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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 09:55:32 am »
Thatís a great set of data. Something thatís bugging me though is their interpretation of the stats.
For example, ďa high percentage of accidents happen during commuting hours because drivers are in a hurry, are distracted or tiredĒ. Sure, accidents happen because of these things, but thereís no acknowledgement of the fact that there are many more vehicles on the road during those times, so there is obviously going to be a greater number of accidents.


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The article does refer to peak times
But The distracted is a good point, if you're doing work related mental gymnastics or left home after having a bunfight with the missus, on a bike in traffic is not the place to be, one needs all your facets focused when riding. Seem to recall a stat where most accidents happen close to the departure point 
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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 10:15:31 pm »
Interesting
Anyone take the test?
Took it and got 86%
 

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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 10:26:00 pm »
Interesting
Anyone take the test?
Took it and got 86%

I got 84%

Lost points on simple things like 'helmet not being dropped, or refurbish the helmet' where they advice 'new helmet' all the time.
Got at least 2 answers wrong because English is my second language but in the end a good test I think.
Couple of hilarious options, good to see they have a good sense of humour  :lol8:
 

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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 11:58:20 am »
90%, some of their questions are vague and/or terminology unclear
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Re: Motorcycle crash analysis for 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 01:40:00 pm »
Ja ne kan sÍ ek was ook deel van hierdie statistics. Nie lekker nie maar ja.

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