Apr 14, 2006

Rider error

"Vehicle [motorcycle] failure accounted for less than 3% of motorcycle accidents, and most of those were single vehicle accidents [as in didn't crash into another vehicle] where control was lost due to a puncture flat."

-Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, Volume 1: Technical Report, Hurt, H.H., Ouellet, J.V. and Thom, D.R., Traffic Safety Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles,

If you fell off your bike, it was probably something you did. Or didn't do.

The next Rider Error post is here

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