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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY - TIPS, TRICKS & TECHNIQUES #2
by Jerry Palladino (MOTORMAN)
I'm in my truck sitting at a busy
intersection. I'm in the center lane and there's one car in front of me.
In the left lane, there's an SUV first in line when a guy on a new
Goldwing pulls up behind the SUV and stops about one foot behind the
SUV's bumper. I remember thinking, if that SUV rolls back even a little,
the guy on the Goldwing is going down. Just then, I hear screeching
tires and a glance in my sideview mirror shows a pickup in the left lane
with the driver on a cell phone coming at the Goldwing and trying to
stop. The Goldwing guy sees him too and is now trying to backup and at
the same time turning his handlebars in an effort I'm sure, to ride in
between the two cars first in line at the light and avoid a rear end
collision. I'm sure he's not going to make it because he was way to
close to that SUV, and he doesn't make it. Fortunately, the pickup stops
in time, but just barely.
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