I was reading an article in an internal insurance publication today regarding an accident involving a car and a motorcycle.
The differences in the claim forms were amazing; a lot of omissions on both sides. What astounded me however was the letter that was sent by the motorcyle rider to the insurance company.
As I can’t bring the document out of the office I can only summarise what it said for you, and here it is.
“People who drive cars need to take more notice of us motorcycle riders. We dont have a cage around us to protect us in an accident. We (motorcyclists) dont cause accidents but we always end up more injured than the drivers of the cars that hit us.”
I’m sorry, but it’s their decision to ride a motorcycle. I made a decision to drive a car because I feel it’s safer.
Anyway the long and the short of it is that after a long investigation it was discovered that the guy on the bike was doing nearly 145kph when the driver of the car put his indicator on to change lanes, checked his mirrors and moved over.
For crying out loud, you have a choice to ride a bike or drive a car (or both) but at the end of the day we all have to obey the road rules, not just car drivers. We share the roads. Be aware and do the right thing and stop blaming everyone else.