Jun 17, 2006

Rider Error 2

'In single vehicle accidents, motorcycle rider error was present as the accident precipitating factor in about two-thirds of the cases, with the typical error being a slideout and fall due to overbraking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering.'

-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,

Notice the words overbraking, and running wide on a curve. Due to excess speed or under cornering. Then note, that both overspeeding and undercornering are riding skill, rider perception and situational awareness related issues. Not tyres, brakes, motorcycle or any such convenient external factor. That means most motorcycle accidents originated in the riders brain. To put it more precisely, because the motorcyclist was either not paying attention, not paying enough attention, or simply, didn't have the skills needed to deal with the situation. It was the rider's fault.

Moral of the story:

Previous Rider Error Link: Here

1 comment:

Jackfruit said...

A very good blog. Nice to see this.
And true the more u drive the better it gets.