Requiem For Bikers
In Memory Of Our Fallen Biker Brothers
In Thailand riding a bike can be as much as twice as dangerous as in the western world.
Too few drivers think about bikers in daily traffic. Erratic pull-outs and aggressive driving all play their part in making life on the roads that bit more 'on-edge' than usual.
Riders must also take heed of their vulnerability.
A rider is vulnerable.
Compared to a car a MC has more difficulty in evading sudden obstacles such as a bad road, branches or animals
Car accidents have a mortality rate 1 in 20%.
Biker accidents have 1 in 60%.
Because of our size motorcycles seem further away.
Riders often brake on the engine which does not make the brakelights flare up.
Crashbarriers can become lethal instruments in a high speed crash, aka Guillotines and leg-slicers.
Slippery roadmarkings on wet roads can amount to a complete loss of control.
Look, twice, save lives, motorcycles are everywhere.
In memory of our fellow riders...
Source: www.livevideo.com - Username: biouli
This section is hosted by our resident columnist Johnny B. who has been living in Thailand for seven years now and currently is based out of Bangkok.