Originally Posted by PhilB
I don't see that as a myth. A rider's biggest hazard that he has little or no control over is another vehicle operator. At some times and places that may not be the case -- at dusk on open roads it might be deer instead. But for anyone who rides urban, or commutes, or is in traffic a lot for any reason, cagers are a top threat.
Sorry, myth. 75% of all motorcycle fatalities (Oregon, 2012 YTD) were rider error. All things being equal, a rider's biggest hazard is typically their own ego.
But let's ignore the 47% that were just riders crashing by themselves.
60% of multi-vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle were... rider error.
Cagers may be a top threat, but they don't top what we do to ourselves.