Thursday, October 8, 2015

Motorcycle Accidents.

It's time for tough talk. Everyday there is a grinding and bloody crash on the freeway. It's  usually the result of rider stupidity, and more rarely caused by another vehicle.  Bikes these days have so much power that it takes an experienced rider with good judgement to control them. So what do we do?

Any person can take an ability test on a 250cc or 350cc (small) motorcycle and obtain a Motorcycle Safety certificate attesting to his or her riding ability.  The next step in the (California) process is for the individual to take the certificate to the DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles) and present it, then take a  short written test on motorcycle law. 

Once the written test is passed the individual 16 YEARS AND OLDER is qualified to sit on a THOUSAND HORSEPOWER bike and drive the on turnpikes, suburban roads, and major highways at legal speeds. 

This is definitely not smart.

Note that in California a motorcycle rider can also pass between lanes at dangerous but legal speeds. There is something very wrong with this picture. Thousands of bikers go down (crash) every day and the injury/fatality numbers are staggering. No one seems to be addressing this. Or are they?

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