Friday, 31 May 2019

1st Motorcycle training ride with Marcus

Marcus​ is over from Thailand, we are looking at comparisons between riding in Thailand and in the UK with a view to sharing better post test training advice to riders in Thailand and Asia.  This is some footage of our first local ride out together with me in front.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Near Miss?

Near hit? Near Miss? Background noise? Does the ZERO accidents mean this environment is safe?

So how many "discussion points" are in this video? It's only about 5 miles of road 2.5 either way. The local Sea Front. Speed limit of mostly 30 with a drop to 20MPH.

The most common motorcycle accident in the world is the SMIDSY (Sorry Mate I Didn't See You). Normally a driver turning in or out of a side road.

So how many potential SMIDSY's are in this clip?

We may go years without a SMIDSY. The countries with lower road fatalities tend to focus more training on the real world interactive skills which in turn helps road users to predict and avoid the confrontations. Only this can also draw road users into a false sense of security. I find riding in Thailand easier in some respects than riding in England, as I know other road users do not play by the rules in Thailand, so I expect right of way errors to be more common. While in the UK, we expect people will play by the rules, so more likely to be caught out when someone makes a mistake. 

The chance of surprise remains at 100% for 100% of the time.

No Surprise / No Accident

#NoSurpriseNoAccident #roadsafety #motorcycle #SMIDSY #NearMiss #ZeroVision

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Lynmouth Funicular Cliff Railway and Exmoor Drive