Re: New Motorcyclist Fatality Data (and it ain't pretty)
Same thing is happening in Australia, near 50yos going back to biking and buying a litre bike. They think they are just as fit/skilled and have as much reaction time as they used to. They also think that they can give it as much throttle as they use to.
The other stat is an increase in younger rider fatalities. I contribute this to the privatisation of the rider training industry resulting in decreasing standards and the lack of understanding of reality (due to removal of monkey bars at school becuase the shouldnt hurt themselves etc and expectations that the damage (or lack of) when you crash in computer games is the same as on the road).
Maybe they should all go on a course which makes you crash at 20-40kph so you can appreciate the potential damage/hurt from a higher speed incident.