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10:19:36 AM Feb 4th 2014
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I want to do another round of refactoring of this, but I want to get other people's opinion.

To be honest, if someone is interested in riding a motorcycle, by all means, they should encouraged. However at the same time, I think they should test it out first in a controlled environment (I did a safety course to test the waters, then I did an MSF course once I committed to the idea). I didn't like the original cut because it sounded like "you're going to crash in a horrible way!" Technically I've crashed, but they were all at low speeds and my motorcycle suffered more damage than me. I also think this is actually where I think most issues occur and why the California DMV does their practical test at low speed.

In any case, a person should be informed about what it takes to ride a motorcycle safely. Sure, it won't reduce the chance of a crash to 0%, but the more people know about the factors they can control, the closer you get to it. In a similar vein with cars. If you drive defensively and smartly, then it's very likely when you do have a collision, it wasn't your fault, but the dumbass who ran a red light.

In the end though, motorcycling is one of the more enjoyable things I've done. You can't recreate it with anything else. But you do have to take necessary precautions and take them seriously.
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