I don’t even know where to start.
I am beyond upset with this publication for using an anti-motorcycling headline.
Instead of drawing attention to the things that actually were most likely the cause of death they instead use Lane Splitting as the headline, a practice that has been proven to be safer for motorcyclists. (Here’s a link to the paper on the study) Using this headline it makes it sound as if land splitting is the reason he died. Nevermind that alcohol has been linked to something like 40% of single vehicle motorcycle fatalities. Or the fact that not wearing a helmet makes it much more likely to die from serious head trauma.
Instead the whole article discusses how lane splitting is a legal grey area, which as far as I know legislators are working on to improve.
Which makes it seem very anti motorcycling. Instead of blaming the cause of death on things that make motorcycling dangerous, it instead makes the headline something that keeps us safer.
Sorry if this is a bit of a ramble, I’m really upset but wanted to post something about it before it was old news.
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