Tips for Motorcyclists | Road Speed Cornering

37-moto4615Contrary to popular belief, most motorcycle fatalities do not occur in a collision with another vehicle at an intersection.  A higher percentage involves motorcycles running off the roadway in a curve then striking a fixed object.  If you are uncomfortable during road speed turns, increase your skill through training and practice.  Classes on cornering are available in Texas and the practice is fun.

If you find yourself coasting through corners with the power off, you have entered the turn too fast for your comfort level.  Enter the next turn slower and add throttle as gently and early as possible through the turn.

Your vision is the key to your survival in cornering.  If you are approaching a blind curve due to a sight restriction of any kind, slow down!  You do not know what’s lurking just around the bend.

The proper use of your vision through a turn is a skill!  Turn your head before the corner starts and look far through the turn, keeping your head and eyes up.  This will help you relax on the controls and see any issues far in advance.

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Media Resources Available

Looking for one of our logos, brochures, posters or previous campaign materials? We’ve put them all in one convenient location on our website.

The resources page is home to:

  • Look Learn Live logos
  • Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition logos
  • Motorcycle Safety posters and brochures
  • Look Twice for Motorcycles materials
  • Share the Road materials
  • Desktop wallpaper, and more

 

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Look Learn Live Fall 2017 Events

The motorcycle safety outreach team will be busy this fall traveling around Texas. The team will be at both motorcyclist and motorist events spreading the word about sharing the road. Each year, Look. Learn. Live. attends a variety of conferences and motorcycle rallies to promote motorcycle safety and motorist awareness.

Look for us this weekend in Huntsville at Fair on the Square. Fair on the Square is an annual event hosted by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce. The fair includes 350 booths of arts, crafts, food and entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Later this month we’ll be in Luckenbach and Longview. If you’re in the area, stop by the booth and introduce yourself!

Check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for pictures of us at events.

Come See Us at the Goodguys 25th Lone Star Nationals

Join us September 29 through October 1 as the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s motorcycle safety team travels to Fort Worth, Texas, for the Goodguys 25th Lone Star Nationals. We’ll be promoting public awareness of motorcycles, and rider safety and awareness.  We’ll also be giving away freebies! Stop by the exhibit booth, introduce yourself, and pick up your free items!

Visit the Goodguys website for more information.

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Spreading Awareness About Motorcycle Safety at the Pearland International Festival

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s motorcycle safety will be out at the Pearland International Festival to promote motorist awareness and rider safety.  We’ll also be giving away freebies! Stop by the exhibit booth, introduce yourself, and pick up your free items!

The 2017 Pearland International Festival takes place this weekend, Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Purchase tickets at the door. Find out more at http://www.ifestoftexas.org.

In the United States, a large majority of motorcycling is recreational. Elsewhere in the world, many people depend on two- or three wheels to go about their daily commute. Did you know the top 5 countries with the highest percent of motorcycle/moped/scooter use:

  1. Vietnam – 79%
  2. Indonesia – 67%
  3. Taiwan – 48%
  4. India – 40%
  5. Pakistan – 35%

These (and all other) two- and three-wheeled users can all benefit when motorists look twice.

*Data according to Dalia Research (https://daliaresearch.com/blog-the-top-5-cycling-motorcycling-countries-in-the-world/)