"Approximately one-fourth of these motorcycle accidents were single vehicle accidents involving the motorcycle colliding with the roadway or some fixed object in the environment"
-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,
Basically, that means you are on your own. Roughly a quarter of all motorcycle crashes involved nothing more than the motorcycle itself and some piece of fixed street furniture. Interesting eh? That means your judgement, or the lack thereof, is likely to cause a crash. Which means you need to make better decisions. And stick with them.
The next Rider Error post is here