Quick Tips for Motorcycle Safety: Pretending You’re Invisible
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As a San Francisco motorcycle attorney, if I had to pick the single most common cause of motorcycle accidents it would be “Because they just don’t see you”. As a motorcycle rider myself, I often feel that I might as well be invisible when I’m out riding. Drivers often look right past me, focusing on other cars, trucks or buildings, or people. So many drivers are distracted these days by cell phones, food, coffee, makeup, or their own passengers. Although we do encourage all motorists to stay alert, focused and aware of motorcyclists, at the end of the day defensive riding is the best choice for any motorcyclist. One of the best ways my fellow riders and I ride defensively is to pretend we are invisible. How many times have you been riding down the road in plain daylight with your multicolored bike and your reflective gear and bright helmet, and yet some driver takes a left turn right in front of you. This kind of conduct from drivers is outrageous and potentially deadly to riders, but all we can do to protect ourselves as riders is to pretend we are invisible and not be so surprised when the drivers just don’t see us. If we adopt a mind-set that no one can or will see us, we can ride more safely and be better prepared when that frightful frustrating moment does come. The hyper-awareness of your surroundings will enable you to deal with your fellow motorists more quickl…………… continues on Legal Examiner

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