Learner rider Vs Ford - who's to blame?

1y ago


I'll start by saying I know this particular corner (near Llantwit Major in South Wales in case you were wondering)

I've also met the guy involved, so I won't rip on him too hard, even though I've also just seen him crash an MT-07 after possibly the worst target fixation crash ever recorded.

Who's to blame for this one?

And here's tinman's more recent MT crash...

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  • These are really just basic mistakes by a new., inexperienced rider. Fortunately he was going slowly when the incidents occurred.

    The collision with the car was unnecessary. Since there was plenty of room for him to go to the left and avoid the car. Target fixation had him looking at the car, rather than where he should be going. Also he braked rather than leaned. A common mistake.

    In the second incident, target fixation got him again. He went where he looked, again. Had he been looking at the road, he could have easily gone around the bend, regardless of the other bike.

    I just hope this guy is learning from these mistakes. I wish him luck in the future.

    1 year ago
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  • Both, with a but. Neither are in complete control of their rides. You can see that the rider has the pedestrian in his sights - which should be an indicator of a potential problem. He also has a bit of fixation and grabs the front brake, instead of looking at the options of where he could go. Yeah, the car shouldn't have been there, but, there are no perfect scenario's to accidents. Little old lady with her pooch will always get a bit of a berth from me too and in the moments before the collision, the car is uncomfortably close to the pedestrian. Thankfully, I haven't put myself in a position where a rider has to make a quick decision like this - and when I ride, I do so with the inclination that everyone is out to kill me, so am a LOT more aware of my surroundings as a result.

    1 year ago
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