I think cause of last year's movies like torque, and biker boyz and other motorcycle related media stuff on the rise, a lot more people have decided to ride this year and therfore lots of new riders lacking useful information about safety and risks and what to do (bla bla) and that is why there've been a lot more Fatal accidents this year than last (or so it seems), heck 3 riders in 2 days (fatal). This is just nuts and i think I heard 1 wasent in proper gear and another wasent suppose to ride at night and he did. I wish I could do something to inform the new motorcyclists.
Maybe we should all pitch in and make up flyers or pamflets with information for new riders (links to bcsportbikes.com's new rider pages) and have the pamflets all over the icbc driver licencing branches so as the new riders go to get licence they could also check out the links full of information.
Icbc's decision to not do Motorcycle awareness thing shows that they dont care much about motorcycles. We should do something b4 it gets even tougher to ride in BC.
I m positive that 60% of the new riders dont even know what bcsportbikes.com is and if they did know and visited bcsb, i bet the information exchange could really benifit them all and maybe reduce some the % of fatalities or accidents. I can say this with confidence that i've learnt a lot on BCSB and i'd be no where with motorcycles without it.
Just my opinion....please feel free to post your views and lets do something about it.