My friend Rob, who rides or should i say did ride a Triumph Sprint RS, got hit by a taxi. I just got the details, he is ok, but apparantly this taxi driver wasn't look and ran right into him. His bike is more than likely written off. Good thing is he had 6 witnesses and a cop that said it was the taxi's fault.
It just goes to show, it doesn't matter how safe a rider you are, there is always and idiot in a cage to watch out for.
The problem I have with this is that they report it as a motorcycle accident, and don't mention that it was caused by the car. So statistically it shows another motorcycle accident, which is more ammunition for ICBC to charge us more for insurance.
If they would realse proper stats, then you would find that motorcycle rates should go down, because the majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by cagers.
Anyway, it is early and enough ranting. Just be carful on the roads.