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so i just wanted to remind you that when the sun is going down in the west, and you're driving east bound... oncoming traffic is pretty much blind and will NOT SEE YOU.

my buddy and i had our bikes parked by the river front with our girls just BS'ing when 4 other sport bike riders came by... minutes later we heard sirens and they ended up coming past us and stopping a half mile up the road.

we come to find that some old man was blinded by the setting sun and was turning left into a parking lot.... he did stop momentarily but then continued to turn in front of the rider. the bike that made contact had a passenger who needed to be put on a stretcher and taken away. the bike driver was up and walking but the damage to both vehicles looked pretty extensive... bike would be a total loss and the car was pretty bad as well so i'd imagine the bike was going at a decent speed... maybe 35 or so considering the speed limit on that road. you could plainly see where one of the riders smashed into the windshield, then landed about 15ft behind the car where the paramedics were working.

KEEP SHARP and BE AWARE of what could possibly happen.
 

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Ya, i live on a street tha tthe sun rises and sets exactly parallel with the street so in the morning and sunset drivers get blinded. Sometimes when i come up on cars that i feel might be a threat by turning in front of me, i usually slow down a tad and flash the high/low beam once or twice so they will get my attention...Even giving the horn a quick toot can always help

I dunno if thats safe to do, but it has seemed to work when cars are trying to turn in front of me
 

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In my local news there where FOUR motorcycle fatalities over the Memorial day weekend. One was a drift into a light post or tree while turning, the other was rider and passenger killed when a pickup truck turned and stopped in their path. These previous incidents appeared to be large HD touring bikes.

Then about 10 miles from where I live a sportbike rider was killed when travelling at speed.

I always analyze and google map search motorcycle fatalities near me. I'm at least going to learn from others.

I read an interesting factoid from an automotive manufacturer crash investigator a few years back. Most ALL accidents involving two vehicles are due to errors (errors in judgement) by both operators.


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