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post #1 of 3 Old 08-15-2019, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fresno motorcycle accidents

Am I the only one around here in the Fresno area or around hanford ....well.I'm just wanting to vent a little regarding a few motorcycle fatalities that have happened within just a matter of weeks and some days of each other. And lately here in the Fresno area I know of at least six motorcyclist. Who were fatally killed due too the ignorance and lack of common sense of some drivers lately. It truly is an upsetting topic for me , one of these motorcyclist was killed just down the road from were I live the man was traveling down manning when a suv turned off of maple right in front of the man killing him instantly. How do you not see the guy on his beast of a Harley and it was a bright red during morning hours when the sun is out. Can people look and if not double or triple check for oncoming motorcyclist. A lot of the time people don't even look or they think I have time too when you probably dont. Or if you're going to cut in front of a motorcyclist at least speed up and don't go 10 miles under the speed limit. Now we for another incident it happend on 41 highway by Riverdale which is going up to hanford. The highway there is a 2 lane highway a suv went to pass the vehicle in front of him the man did not notice an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane approaching him so without even looking he merged back in front of the car he went around and into a 49 year old man riding his sport bike that was in front of that car who had no were to go. He died a few minutes after the horrific incident happened I don't know what's going on lately around here but there have been way way too many here lately in the Fresno area
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> Problem #1: people are getting exponentially ignorant.

> Problem #2: people buy big SUVs because they survive accidents better than smaller vehicles.

> Problem #3: Problem #2 plus problem #1.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
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Unfortunately, bikers are responsible for their own safety, and have to anticipate what others will do. For cages looking to turn in front of you, watch for tire movement to alert you as to what the driver will do. Learn how to do the SMIDSY maneuver, and use it. It makes riders more visible, and visibility saves lives.


For those cutting in front, to the degree possible, have plenty of space between you and the vehicle in the lane behind you, so you can quickly slow without being rear ended. Motorcycles can stop much faster than cages. A passing vehicle should be a red flag for a rider, and put them on high alert. Don't be shy about using the horn if it appears they may not see you and cut you off. And the horn needs to be loud enough to be heard, which in most cases, the Rebel's isn't. Cover the brakes and be ready to use them the moment the vehicle looks like it might infringe on your space.

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