Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Baldivis, Western Australia
Motorcycle: 2005 GSXR750XK5 20th Anniv., 1990 GSXR750L Blue/White, 2005 GSXR750K5 Black/Blue, 1990 GSXR750AL Silver/Black Limited Edition 10th Aniversary of Suzuki Aust, 1989 GSXR750RK Race Bike, 1991 GSXR750M project, 1992 GSXR400N
Nice work Einstein
Love the guys surname too........
from the Hearld Sun 5/7/04
Drivers blamed for most bike crashes
TWO-thirds of motorbike accidents involving other vehicles in Victoria are not caused by the motorcyclists, insurance figures show.
Motorcyclists were at fault in only 32 per cent of accidents involving other vehicles in the three years to 2003, analysis by Swann Insurance shows.
Transport Accident Commission figures show 39 motorcyclists died in Victoria last year. Those deaths made up 12 per cent of the road toll, yet motorcycles represent just 3 per cent of registered vehicles.
Of the 39 deaths last year, 27 involved other vehicles.
Swann Insurance general manager Duncan Brain said yesterday: "These figures confirm what motorcycle riders have been saying for some time -- that motorcyclists generally are not to blame for multiple-vehicle crashes.
"The figures send a clear message to all motorists to be aware of motorcyclists.
"Drivers are encouraged to look out for motorcycles, check blind spots and ensure it is safe when changing lanes.
"Motorcycles can be difficult to see and other drivers must be extra alert, particularly in wet weather, heavy traffic and when visibility is poor."
But motorcyclists should also make sure they understand the risks of riding, Mr Brain said.
"By their nature, motorcycles are relatively exposed compared to cars so it is important riders remain vigilant, anticipate risks and above all, take care on their bikes," he said.