Now thats what i call a good trike brings back memories when my father took us bush /hunting on his ww11 harley and sidecar actually it was just a box on a frame with the third wheel stuck on. and we all survived the ride without helmets , jackets etc. we just pulled the tarp over us when it rained. I remember clearly sitting on the petrol tank going bush till my father was pulled over and told it was not the done thing in Australia lol. now with all the laws ,cameras, safety gear etc we have people wiping themselves out everyday. this did not happen when we were kids. I feel the reason why is today we let others be responsible for us and to do our thinking for us ie TAC takes the worry out of hitting someobne or being injured as they foot the bill, in my fathers day they accepted their responsibility for themselves and the family and drove appropiately as they new the cost of an accident very well. Bugger, sorry folks thought it was Sunday not Saturday LOL off the soap box hehehehe.
I reckon you are spot on. At the recent Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Forum, they talked for hours about gear, about road surfaces, road barriers, ABS etc. The reality is that the most important piece of safety gear that you have is the thing between your ears, and instead of trying to look for external things to take responsibility for your safety, you need to take that responsibility yourself. Do that and the world WILL be a safer place.
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