Tuesday, May 20, 2008

From a motorcyclist to car drivers - thank you.

I'm the first in line to have a go at blind car drivers who cause 90% of motorcycle fatalities and accidents. But there are those who do see us - as rare as it seems - the alert ones who compensate for the occasional idiotic maneuver.

Ask any motorcyclists - we all do stupid things from time to time whether intentional or not. And once in a blue moon, we're saved from certain injury or death not by our skill, judgment or luck, not by some miracle of engineering or clever bit of technology, but by an alert car driver who saw us coming and got out of the way. If you've had this happen to you, I understand how angry you probably are at having been presented with an over-zealous motorcyclist who took a corner too wide and ended up in your lane coming towards you - but thank you for being alert. We all really do appreciate it even though to you we're "just a bunch of bikers".


Joely08 said...

I always leave about 4 seconds between my car and them. I usually do see them and make note to leave 'em space.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome.