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On the expressway, beware when u r travelling next to a long vehicle which is not in the last lane. Some cars or even bikes might just cut in from the front of the vehicle and swerve to the front of u. :smile:

 

u can't see them, neither can u.

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OUR wish is that All motorist sees Us Clearly... All the Time...

 

But Unfortunately....

 

...They Dont'.

 

As Such,

 

OUR VISION is All Important in Keeping Us Safe...

In Reading & Avoiding potential dangers...

 

All we need is a moment of Lapse... And Surprise.. We have a Vehicle Right in front of our Lane!

Don't even know where it came from...

Next.... we are fanatically trying to avoid crashing into the vehicle...

 

 

A Simple Disipline is to keep our Visor

Clean & Clear ...

Essential to Good Vision & safe riding.

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There Were Times When I have to Cruise Along the

North-South Highway At low Speed...

(Eg. When Almost Every Body is passing U)

 

I Just Have this Great Sense of Discomfort And that is when

BUSES & LORRIES

Overtake And Roar pass my bike.

 

The Uncertainty of Not being in control of the Vehicle

From Behind

Is just very Uncomfortable.

 

Putting My Faith in the hands of Lorry/Bus Drivers

Is just not one of my Favorite Past Time.

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STREET SMART Tip of the Day #8

 

When U ride...

Which way shall u take today...

Which has more Risk...

 

Expressways or City Streets?

 

Because of the Better Flowing Traffic... Expressways has lower risk.

But 'cos of the Higher Speed... An accident would mean serious injury

 

Generally, more crashes occurs in City Streets 'cos of the Numerous Junction & Stop/Go Traffic.

But lighter injury is the order of the Day.

 

Best Option:

 

Depends on your route & time of travel...

Choose one with lesser traffic...

May take u a longer time(route)...

 

But U be safe & sound....

Probably enjoy your ride More...

(go experiment with different routes... U may even reach office/home earlier)

 

Between Expressways... U can always take the one that does not go thru the City center but use SLE, TPE or KJE...

It may be sometime more worth while to pay the 50c ERP just to enjoy the ride thru the city with lesser traffic...

(don't forget to insert your cash card) :thumb: :smile: :thumb:

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Tip of the Day #9

 

Good Time... Bad Time

 

Fatal Crashes start to Peak after 6pm.

Injury Crashes prevail from 9pm to midnight

But the Midnight to 3am shift is the prime time for deaths.

 

NO surprise as most family activities happens after work.

Going home after shopping... dinner...

But after Midnight... is Bar/Pub Closing Time.

 

Just too many drivers with access alcohol...

They will do the Most Unpredictable Manoeouver.

 

It is just a Bad, Bad time to be on the Road...

No matter what skill, state of mind, location or choice of vehicle.

Why do u think the Police does spot checks on drink driving

around Midnight...

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Originally posted by cabal@Mar 17 2005, 08:28 PM

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."

Well said... Learning from each other's experience is very important.

Also to Up Grade Our Skill in Riding Thru practice & Advance Riding Courses.

eg. Go Check up the BBDC Riding Courses...

Gd Experience Instructors there...

Special price for NS man. Normal $63

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Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 14 2005, 06:11 PM

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Way to Protect Ourself...

 

 

Plan A: If u Are Prepared Mentally that

The Vehicle Is Coming out into your Lane (cos he does not see U.)

 

Obviously, U would Slow Down to let Him thru...

Maybe look Behind to take the Next Lane Right (checking for traffic of course)

 

Plan B: Flash Highbeam/Friendly Horn to Let Him know U are Coming.

Beware! Him Slowing Down does not means He is Stopping...

On One Occassion...

A car slowed down but did not stop and drove right in front of me.

(Did not see the Stop Sign for Him)

 

I could not stop even with max brakes.

Crash into his side with My car...

Spd was slow... Min damage.

No Injury to occupants!

 

Remember!

In a Crash... The driver will walk out to see the damage...

Car & U... IN that order...

As for the Rider...

I am sure the Rider will Suffer a Little More injuries. :giddy: :sweat:

 

Just A add-on:

 

Hear from fellow motorist working around there...

This Corner at Guillemard Rd is has many bad Accidents...

Wonder why?

But remember... Know the Statistic but do not be One...:smile:

The headdlight still ain't on, and should you not be considering the cyclist first

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Originally posted by chris 525@Mar 20 2005, 09:49 PM

The rider on the scoooter would be far more visible if his headlight was on

U are right there...

Guess It is good to check Our Headlights to see if It is working Well...

Helps for other motorist to see us... :smile:

 

Got U... I didn't notice the Cyclist... Good Point!

 

But Most Cyclist... myself included tend to give way to most motorist...

Even having the right of way...

 

It's like in no man's land...

And as a cyclist... I am much slower... and all ready to stop.

Have a good view of the driver...

And assess is he is gonna stop and let me thru....

 

Where as the Scooter will be faster &

And a Well entrench thought that he has the right of way...

 

 

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Street SmartTip of the Day #10

 

2 Minute Pre Ride Check

- Can Save Your Life

 

1st Ride of the Day

This Would be A Healthy Routine U can Adapt to Your Life Style

A simple Check on your Bike before Hit the Road..

 

Approaching your Bike

Look for Fluid drips on floor

Any thing stuck to tires

 

Tire Pressure

If the Bike has not been ridden for a week.

Check Pressure with a Gauge...

Or ride to the Nearest petrol stn for air.

 

Chain

Does it need to be adjusted... Use your Toes

Check Oil & Fluid Level

Bike should be Upright(ctr Stand)

Engine Oil, Brake Fluid Front & Back

 

Cable - Normally fail slowly

Roll throttle & see it returns automatically

Squeeze Clutch Lever

Brake Lever Pressure Normal

 

Start Engine

Check Lights

High/Low Beam

Signal Lights Front/Back

Brakes Lights - Front/Back Brakes

(use Vehicles or wall around U to see reflections)

 

Move Off

Give Front & Back brakes a tap to see if it works.

 

It seem like a long list... But if U do it correctly & regularly

It takes very little time. And will prevent Ugly Surprises on the Roads

Print a copy as checklist, after a few days... U won't need the list anymore...

U have aquired a Good Habit. Just like wearing a seat belt

 

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If that cyclist is on e road, then e has right of way.

 

In a car I would not comtemplate turning until both inner lanes are free, cos I cannot see past the van, and there could be another bike/car behind the van

 

If I was on a bike, I would have gone by the time the first pix was taken.,

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U are a Good Motorist... With High concern for Fellow Road User...

...And I wish All were like U.

Then there The Roads will be much, much safer.

But we have a Problem... There are Just A Few That are Not.... :giddy:

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Thks For Your Contribution Cabal... Berry Good! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

 

Learning to Handle Your Bike Well is Very Important!

...Swerving(counter-steering -avoiding pot holes, rubbish or vehicle stopping unexpectedly), braking & changing of Gears(do avoid changing gears in corners till u are more skillful.)

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All this copied from a book ISBN 0330265261

 

A typical novice on a 200cc motorcycle is riding along at normal city traffic speed when a car pulls into his path just 40 metres ahead. The rider freezes, then panic brakes, skids and slams into the front off-side corner of the now stationary car.

 

The car driver is fined one-weeks salary for dangerous driving and then complains to the insurance company wich has increased his premium by 20%.

 

He is entirely to blame, even the court said so.

 

But is he, what actually happened ?

 

The young novice rider had relaxed his vigilance because he was concious of the fact he was weariing a crash helmet and was within the speed limit and had the right of way.

 

When the car appeared ahead of him the nervous operation of the new rider was literally suspended by shock. It lasted 1 second which carried him 15 metres. A further 1/2 second passed by before the brakes took effect, by which time 7.5 metres had passed - a total of 22.5 metres. Over reaction locks the wheels instantly, so the motorcycle continued forward unslowed, without steering capacility, and with eventual loss of satbility.

 

At 50kph, a motorcycle is generaly considered to require 30 metres to stop safely.

 

The novice motorcycle was small with no easily discernible frontal prrofile. He was dressd in dull coloured one-piece suit. The bright details of his hand painted helmet merged into a dirty looking camouflage at a distance. The young rider no more saw the stationary distant car than the car driver saw him.

 

An experienced rider would immediatley have noticed the car and its threat from afar. He would have been wearing brightly coloured clothing. He would have moved carefully across his traffic lane after checkiing the mirror to attract the car driver with lateral movements. He would have looked for the face of the car driver peering his way (eye contact), and tooted his horn and prepared himself for sudden braking if still in doubt.

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Statistic Says....

 

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When U are Switching to a Larger Bike... It's PERFORMANCE may SURPRISE U!

 

Changing to a smaller bike... THe Neck-breaking acceleration is GONE!

U are subjected to WIND, BUMPS & lesser BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS!

 

Practice & Know Your NEW MACHINE...

 

5 MONTHS

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Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 11 2005, 09:13 AM

INTERSECTIONS

 

The Most Frequent Place for an Accident to the Motorcycle Proceeding Straight.

Especially for Vehicles Turning into Our Path...

 

They More than Often Fail or Choose Not to See us...

 

Junctions, Traffic Lights Intersection...

(not stopping when lights are red or at STOP sign) :giddy: :giddy:

 

Just Remember!

Drivers are at Times are Unpredictable!

(look at the driver... may give u some hint of what to expect)

 

Just when u feel that they are stopping & slowing down for U...

Surprise!

 

Think!

Whenever u approach a Road Junction.

It is the MOST Dangerous Place for Motorcycles.

 

It Had Been, and Shall Always BE!:smile:

been a victim once...i flash my headlights at the Lady driver and she stopped in her tracks but when i am near her, she ram towards me. :faint:

since then, i just horn when approaching any junction. works well so far.

seems like sound is faster than light...defying the law of physics :D

Send me a sign, wanna leave it all behind

I'll be leaving the hands of doom...

Rearrange the master plan, take the future in my hands

To be free and not trapped anymore...

Ride The Sky!

Give me wings to fly...

Ride The Sky!

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I understands what U are Saying...

The Driver slows down...

U think He is Gonna Stop & Give way to U...

 

And WHAM! She Didn't See U At ALL!

 

:cheeky: :sweat:

 

Tip #5... U are Invisible!

 

If I hear a Horning 2Wheel @ a Junction... That's U. I'll wave...

Ahem! Beware of Elderly Drivers that are A Little Hard of Hearing...

 

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