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The Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Safety

- Rider Safety Organizations, Great Riding Safety Pages, Safety Gear and Laws, Specialized Bike Safety

Group Rider Hand Signals

This is not a rider from University of Texas saying "Hook'm horns"

Links below show hand signals with meanings for riding with a group:    
  - click here to view picture of all signals in .jpg format
  - click here to view picture of all signals in .pdf format

  - .pdf files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them, if you don't have it,
     then get it by clicking on the button below.
Group Rider Hand Signals

RAZ's Group Rider Hand Signals

This is a rider saying... well... you know...

Link below shows hand signals with meanings for riding with Raz :
          
  - click here to view picture of all signals in .jpg format
RAZ's Group Rider Hand Signals

More Real Life Hand Signals

This is a rider saying... well... you know...

Link below shows more hand signals you may or may not see :
          
  - click here to view picture of all signals in .jpg format
More Group Rider Hand Signals

Motorcycle Safety Foundation®

- Advanced Rider Course
  - California Morotcyclist Safety Program

- Test the limits of your perceptional abilities
  - Rider Perception Challenge

- Riding With A Passenger - Quick Tips (a .pdf file)
  - Passenger_Tip_Sheet.pdf (a .pdf file)
  - .pdf files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them, If you don't have it, then get it by clicking on the button below.

California Highway Patrol Motorcyclist Safety Program

Lane Splitting Guidelines

LANE SPLITTING in a safe and prudent manner is NOT ILLEGAL in the state of California. The term lane splitting, sometimes known as lane sharing, filtering or white-lining, refers to the process of a motorcyclist riding between lanes of stopped or slower moving traffic or moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light*.
Lane Splitting Guidelines - Quick Guide
Lane Splitting General Guidelines - Expanded Version
The movie: Lane Splitting - Getting home safely is everyone's responsibility
In all cases, the CHP urges extreme caution when splitting lanes.

California Highway Patrol
* WHY SPLIT LANES?... regarding "moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light" - this technique is one of the personal safety maneuvers taught by WaltA, West Sacramento Police Department Motorcycle Officer, retired, as a way to help reduce the risk of being rear-ended at a traffic intersection; likewise, in stopped or slow moving traffic, again, this maneuver is a way to help reduce the risk of being rear-ended;'but still, you must remain alert and WATCH YOUR SIX!... in fact... WATCH EVERYTHING!!!...
what if...

Reevu helmets - manufacturer of a rear-view helmet

- click on picture below, a link to the YouTube video...
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- also, more Rear-View Helmet videos at the YouTube link above...

WATCH YOUR SIX!... all the time...

- RuslH's habbit at signal lights... and still, no guarantee...
  - Approach in a manner such that you will not have to stop
  - If you must stop choose right lane
     - Watch vehicle(s) approaching from rear
     - Flash brake light as vehicle approaches from the rear
     - Vehicle approaching from rear not stopping - turn right
  - If you must stop behind other vehicle(s)
     - Stop far enough back from vehicle to effect escape
     - Stop aimed at shoulder or to lane split
     - Watch vehicle(s) approaching from rear
     - Flash brake light as vehicle approaches from the rear
     - Vehicle approaching from rear not stopping - move along side other vehicles and...
  - If you must stop behind other vehicle(s) and more vehicles pull up behind you
     - Stop far enough back from vehicle to effect escape
     - Stop aimed at shoulder or to lane split
     - Watch vehicle(s) approaching vehicles behind you from rear
        - You stopped far enough over in lane you can see behind vehicles behind you
     - Vehicle approaching from rear not stopping - move along side other vehicles and...
- Example: 25MAR10 crash in Phoenix...
  - Group of bikes stopped side by side behind a SUV behind s sedan
  - Dump truck ran into all from rear and burst into flames
  - 1st report: 8 bikes, 3 dead, 6 injured
  - Later report: 10 bikes, 5 dead
     - http://www.azcentral.com/video/#/News/Fatal+motorcycle+crash+in+north+Phoenix/40280768001/35150280001/73899650001

- Thanks to BrianM for providing this warning!

German Manufacturer tests the all new Crash Proof Bike Safety System

Yaaaa... jus as da German technology is excellent (of course), da finale was... well... you decide...

- click on picture below, a link to the German Giedtijd video...