Riding a motorcycle is a potentially dangerous activity, there’s no two ways about it. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself the best rider on the road, if someone pulls in front of you and you’re travelling at speed, it could be curtains.
In the UK we’ve seen many Think Bike campaigns, mainly with the focus of reminding car drivers that they share the road with more vulnerable users. This video from the Queensland Government takes a slightly different approach, and put the onus on the rider to be more on the ball with their riding.
I won’t spoil the video because it’ll take you on a bit of a roller-coaster ride with a lot of scenarios that you’ll no doubt be able to relate to, but there are a few quotes worth remembering.
“When the unexpected does happen, we come off second best,” says the Aussie voice over. “There’s a lot riding on how you ride.” And I couldn’t agree more with that. It doesn’t matter who’s in the wrong at the scene of an accident, if you’re on a bike you’re losing either way. By riding defensively and being more aware of what’s going on around you your chances of avoiding potentially fatal scenarios will be massively reduced.
Anyway, enough of me blabbing on. Here’s the video.