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    Posted: June/20/12 at 8:18am
Assume Drivers Cant See You:
 
Ride assuming that you and your motorcycle are totally invisible to motorists.  That means that you must never assume that drivers can see you.  The odds are, they can't.  So beleive it yourself and always have an "out" for dangerous traffic situations.  Motorcycle safety depends on you.
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Maintain Safe Spacing:
 
Leave plenty of space in front and back--and to the sides--from all other vehicles.  Be an island; stay away from traffic as much as possible! This gives you more visibility and more time to re-act to situations.
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Anticipate Trouble:
 
Anticipate trouble situations and know what to dowhen you see them.  Analyze what other vehicles are doing and try to predict the outcome.  Then, make sure your ready to avoid a bad traffic situation.
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Beware of Oncoming "Left Turners":
 
Beware of oncoming motorists turning left in front of you at intersections. 
 
This is the leading cause of Death among motorcycle riders!
 
I'm deadly serious here; I have lostmany freinds to this type of crash.  If you only remember one tip here, let it be this one.
 
Slow down before you enter an intersection; have an escape route planned; stay visable; dont travel too close to the cars in front of you; position your bike so it can can be seen by the "left turner"; eye contact is not enough
 
 
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Ride Your Own Ride:
 
Dont try to keep up with your friends who may be more experienced.  Know your personal limits
 
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Watch Out for Curves
 
Beware of thaking curves that you cant see around.  A parked truck or a patch of sandmay be waiting for you.
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Thanks for the reminders. Us older folks sometimes need reminding. 
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one day i will get around to finishing this article.  Thought someone would have added to it by know as well lol
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