Reply To: Call to ditch motorcyclists' ACC levy as little spent on safety

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Dave Young
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  • Location: Coastal Taranaki
  • Bike: KTM 50 SX 2018
  • Rank: 1000cc Rider

Clive Matthew-Wilson states “…it’s generally far safer for a motorbike rider to hit a wire median barrier than a tree”. Erm, I’d like to see the study that backs up this claim of greater motorcyclist safety from wire median barriers. Humans without the protection of a metal cage (a car) tend not to fare very well sliding along cheese wire at the side of the road.

I’ve just booked into another Ride Forever course for this weekend. The last one I attended was surprisingly good fun and taught me the importance of practising emergency braking and low speed handling on a regular basis with all my bikes. As a bonus to attending the course, my insurance company will halve my excess of any accident claim I might need to make and rebate the cost of the course to my policy.