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If You Ride A Motorcycle, You’ll Identify With This Video

Posted in driving, Funny Videos, General, Motorcycle, Safety by Kurt Ernst | April 16th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

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It doesn’t matter what country you live in, drivers will always fail to notice motorcycle riders. No matter what tactics you use (high beam in day time, making eye contact with the driver, 300 decibel freight-train air horn, waving an AK-47) you can always plan on at least one car cutting you off per ride. Drivers simply don’t think to look for motorcycles, or can’t mentally process the approach of a motorcycle the same way they process the approach of say, a cement truck. Cell phones and other distractions only make this phenomenon worse.

In America, neither the NHTSA nor state governments do much to promote rider safety and visibility. The American Motorcyclist Association has launched a few campaigns, but they lack any emotional appeal and don’t get the exposure they need. Make people laugh, on the other hand, and maybe they’ll remember to look for motorcycle riders. At least that’s what Devon, UK has done with this of video promoting safe riding in the county.

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