Sunday, August 12, 2012

Good advice

About twenty four years ago, Peter Pan, an on-and-off motorcyclist, informed me that it was wise to leave extra room when driving behind a motorcycle; more space than you would normally allow behind another car. Because if there is some kind of accident and a motorcyclist comes off his bike, you really don't want to run him over.

I took that advice and for twenty four years I have allowed that extra space.

The other day, driving on a major street, I was following a motorcycle. It started to rain and very suddenly, the bike slid out from under the rider and he fell to the road in front of me.

I stopped in time. The rider was okay. The bike not too badly damaged.

The lesson was valid. May you pass it on.


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