Originally Posted by Gixxermike750
The biggest threat to motorcyclists are factors beyond the rider's control. You have to develop the ability to watch everything going on around you and anticipate what other drivers are going to do. This is known as "situational awareness" and you can develop it over time. You need to ride with the assumption that the drivers of other vehicles don't see you.
It seems these days with all the cell phones, texting and people pissed off about the economy being so bad we have to turn things up a couple of notches.
It also helps to wear high visibility clothing and helmet which is the highest point on your bike. Still, I am considering selling my bikes due to all the terrible stories like this one.