Motorcycles and Cager educaiton
I will be taking the MSF starting Wednesday next week. With about three years previous experience riding, but an 8 year break till I picked up this 750,i t seems like a good idea. I did not take any formal training when I got my first street bike 11+ years ago, but I think its a good thing and am happy to see it promoted. However one thing gets in my craw.
For all the measures being taken by bikers to increase our skills, education, protective gear, ect. Have we forgotten that in a bike vs car/truck/SUV/Semi/highway rail/road debris/anything collision that the bike and biker always come out on the short end of the stick. And for all the NHSA is trying to do, why does it seem that car driver education includes nothing regarding motorcycles, not even a single question or mention in any manuals or tests. I realize it is hard to educate road debris on how to look out for a biker before inserting itself in a fearing or breaking a shin. But SURELY its not that hard for a state to add a paragraph on looking out for motorcycles, and explain their limitations to their car driver education manuals? Of course in just the few weeks since I got back on a bike, I have become more aware that some "cagers" are about as intelligent as road debris. But I think it would be beneficial on the safety front to education the damage inflicter's as much as the unfortunate recipients.
Last edited by midimcnasty; 10-01-2008 at 02:22 PM.
Reason: more thoughts