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New Initiative for Increased Motorcycle/Scooter Use and Safety

Red ScooterA very encouraging initiative came from the Motorcycle Industry Association and the Association of Chief Police Officers today.

Realising the Motorcycling Opportunity; A motorcycle safety and transport policy framework was devised in response to the slow-down in crash statistics for motorcycles and scooters in the UK. Continue reading New Initiative for Increased Motorcycle/Scooter Use and Safety

Positioning – Part 2

Today, I’m going to continue on with part two of the series about positioning.

In Positioning – Part 1, I mostly talked about positioning where it affects our view, visibility, and therefore safety, when travelling in a straight line. I purposely avoided talking about cornering because it is deserved a whole post of its own. This is the post! Continue reading Positioning – Part 2

SMIDSY and SAM

Doesn’t that sound like a great title for a kids’ cartoon series?
I’m seeing SMIDSY as a dim-witted, but lovable bunny, while SAM is his solemn and stern friend (a beaver) – ever ready to get SMIDSY out of the endless scrapes he gets himself into.
I know, I know, I need to get out more…

Anyway, before I get too carried away (which I did in making that image), I had better bring us back to reality with the explanation that SMIDSY and SAM are abbreviations which describe a situation us scooter riders find ourselves in quite often – and offers a technique you may consider, if it seems appropriate to you. Continue reading SMIDSY and SAM