Interesting. Ninety percent of threats come from the front. So, only 10 percent from sides and rear. So much for keeping it in gear at a stop light so you don't get rear-ended. Better to look up front, not in the rear view mirrors. I mean, where are you going to go anyway? Into the vehicle in front of you? Into cross traffic?
The Other Guy is still deadly: The object motorcyclists most often collided with were passenger cars. In half of the collision accidents, the driver of the other vehicle was judged to have made the primary error that caused the crash, and he failed to "perceive" the motorcyclist in 70 percent of the two--vehicle collisions. In 37 percent of the the accidents with a partner, it was the motorcyclist who created the problem. As other research has concluded, drivers with motorcycling experience are more likely to see and avoid motorcyclists.
Geez..cars causing the majority of accidents..hhmmm :shock: :nonod:
Makes the MSF even more appealing doesnt it..but...The study concludes that "73.1% of all PTW riders attempted some form of collision avoidance immediately prior to impact. Of these, 32% experienced some type of loss of control during the manoeuvre."