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    Teachable Moment

    This dramatic dashcam footage of a motorcycle/semi collision in Winnipeg should be mandatory viewing in every motorcycle safety course. It highlights a too-common hazard at intersections. Check out the middle and bottom video links on the right first, and then the top one which includes the motorcyclist's comments on what happened.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/shocki...toba-1.3910536

    This could generate an interesting discussion.
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    Motorcyclist did a rather poor job of braking and should really have shown better situational awareness of oncoming truck's lack of deceleration.
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    Clearly the truck was in the wrong but I mostly agree with what Fred's pointing out in regards to situational awareness. Without getting to preachy, it's possible the motorcyclist could have avoided getting hit by looking both ways before proceeding.

    Good post Elvesus and it's always a good reminder for us to see posts like this and the accompanying video. Thanks

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    Don't we all look left, then right, then left, then right, then left, then right one more time before we pull into an intersection? I can't believe he didn't see it.
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    The only good thing about this story was Gabrielle wearing a motorcycle style jacket on air.

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    seems to be a regular thing for truckers to run red lights in Manitoba. the trucker is at fault, so why did he only get a $406 fine? there were a few clues the biker could have picked up on and like others have said to look both ways a few times before letting out the clutch. another observation he should have made, and this is one that has saved me a few times, is the cars across from him weren't moving. the semi saw the other truck coming and he never moved at all
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    I agree with everyone on the critical importance of looking both ways before entering the intersection. Having the technical right of way doesn't mean much if you get squashed.
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    Truckers operate with ‘The right of weight’ rule. It not on the legal books, but it’s best to keep it in mind. It’s no fun being in the ‘right’, but dead.
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    He was wrecking before he crashed into the truck! Yikes!
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    I guess it may not be that often that people practice maximum effort panic stops, especially on a big shiny bike where a tip over while learning can be both heavy and expensive.
    Perhaps there is a teaching moment here about practicing panic stops on a variety of surfaces.
    For example anytime it is wet it is often just a guess for me as to how close to the edge I am.
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