Originally Posted by dwoodward
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.
It seems folks here sometimes forget that the majority of motorcycle "owners" are fair weather weekend warriors who ride just to get their adrenalin fix, or as the focus of their social lifestyle.
I didn't really care too much for the editorial, bad drivers are just another part of the riding environment along with many other potential hazards, if they bother you that much, why ride?