Whenever questions about safety come up, I always fall back to the fact that nearly 40,000 people die in vehicle accidents in the US every year, and hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured and their vehicles are totaled.
That is the soup in which we ride, people are not able to stop running into each other. It keeps me sober on my MC, and keeps me from assuming anything about the other drivers, what they are thinking, what they are seeing, or what they are doing.
In the end it comes down to looking at the speed and path of the other vehicles, and if you are on a collision course then you need to get out of harms way.
I like riding on long stretches of asphalt with no center line, in the middle or nowhere.
Last edited by KCW; 01-30-2018 at 01:54 PM.