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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tramguage1, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. DrMike

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    I think all the suggestions are very important, one that I'd like to add is, if your not sure of the area that you're riding in be cautious on the trails. I have come across some serious accidents because people were riding to fast and didn't know the trails that they were riding on. If you're unfamiliar with new trails, take it easy and don't speed. This person laying on the ground was a passenger and her husband was speeding around a corner and crashed into a huge pine. She fractured her right shoulder, had 3 broken ribs, and a concussion.

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    I agree! Get those damn seatbelts off when you drive on the ice! SxS, Truck, Car, whatever. Seatbelts off, doors unlocked, etc.
     
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    Positive side: one way to check your skidplate !! Not the best way, but you get a clear view....... after you clear the weeds :)
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  4. Tramguage1

    Tramguage1 Sparky #2
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    Good comments on seat belts, got these in every vehicle. Belt cutter/glass hammer. Very inexpensive for $8. Even better with Amazon Smile donation (HondaSxS)

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    The importance of a sane person behind the wheel can not be over stated. Even the most experienced professionals have wrecks, and even they will tell you there was something they should've done differently.

    As a firefighter I've seen plenty of incidents. Almost always there is at least one or a series of poor decisions that leads to a person's injuries and sometimes loss of life.

    Defenses include:
    I've done it a million times
    I wasnt going that fast
    It was an "accident"... aka failed to recognize the risk
    I had it under control
    Not my fault the conditions changed.
    I have experience in this kind of thing.
    I would never endanger someone on purpose...
    This kind of thing never happens
    I was just going on a short ride
    I never thought that would happen
    Who knew gas was so flammable
    I had a seatbelt on!...
    I was wearing a helmet....

    99.9% of the time "accidents" are the result of someone's poor decisions.


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  7. CumminsPusher

    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    Notice I said its SOMEONES fault. I did not say if you are in an accident its always YOUR fault.

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  9. CumminsPusher

    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    I think the point that most accidents are due to someone's poor decision (or chain of them) is reasonably valid. You can't control everything. Unfortunately, you can make 100% of the decisions in your control correctly, but if someone else doesn't it still can end very badly for you. Kind of the entire premise behind defensive driving really.

    The reality of pushing limits, man or machine, is eventually the limit is found by exceeding it regardless of by how much. Driving off a cliff at 100 mph or at .5 mph is still going to allow gravity to show you the physics of a free fall all the way back to firm ground.
     
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    I see we are all in agreement. lol
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    teach us ye ol' master of physics.

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    I do parking lot practice as well as the brake test myself. There is a lot to be said for having a decent idea of what you should do when something starts to go bad. Muscle memory is solid stuff for sure.

    And you're absolutely right sometimes just a little bit faster is the right answer.

    Never going to eliminate all the risk. Hell could step out of the bathtub and slip and fall to your death. Just have to do the best you can to manage the risk down to an acceptable level for yourself and your friends/family. One thing for sure in life is no one gets out alive.
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    Lol I do agree with cp that sometimes more throttle is the answer.

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    I'm not. You just say s*** that makes me laugh.

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