3. The cagers are always at fault


Yeah, car drivers don’t understand us, and they certainly can’t fathom the differences between driving and riding. However, the us-versus-them mentality is only true to a point. The infamous left-turning car is responsible for far too many accidents, particularly in the busy visual environment of urban roadways. However, far too many accident reports read something like this: “The motorcyclist crossed the center line on State Road 29, and his Harley-Davidson hit a sport utility vehicle head on” or “The motorcyclist was riding his sports bike west on the Inner Loop Expressway at a high rate of speed when he lost control and crashed into a concrete divider.” Clearly these riders had an inflated sense of their ability. Try to be reality based when you ride.