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"It takes two to Tangle"

posted Feb 20, 2012, 11:34 AM by Gas Motorcycles Sheffield   [ updated Mar 11, 2012, 9:23 AM ]
Here at Gas Motorcycle Couriers, we believe in road safety, and it takes a certain type of rider to become a high mileage long distance courier without any problems. Their are a handful of motorcycle couriers that fit this criteria around the UK. We are not screaming motorcycling hoodlums, and we certainly dont flaunt the law or disregard other road users, as this can cause confrontation and we dont need this, especially on this cramped Island with far to much traffic.
We want to see tommorrow to earn another days wage, to support our family and children, and pay our bills. We want good MPG out of our bikes to maximise profit. We would like to go back to our loved ones at the end of the day just like you.
So think Bike!

Its that time of year in which the seasonal riders appear, and accident statistics start to rise, causing a headache for the emergency services not only by dealing with accidents but to inform loved ones as well, and yet add another nail to the coffin for the goverment to act as they see this year in and year out statistically...

You have all heard of "SMIDSY"(Sorry Mate I Didnt See You) well this might not be excusively the fault of the other party.
And therefore you have "It takes two to tangle"

What is meant by this is it takes one road user to create the circumstances in which a collision can happen, but the collision only happens if the second road user fails to see it coming.
The lesson is not to assume anything but to adopt a position that allows us the best chance of seeing what's happening, gives others the best chance of seeing us, and allows us to take evasive action if things do go wrong. And remember - a high-viz vest won't make a blind bit of difference if you're in a blind spot. If you rely on others seeing you because you're 'conspicuous' then you're in the wrong mindset.

 And that is how we think all the time. So next time your out and about please please consider It takes two to tangle and think bike! whilst we are considering you're next move.

Also consider not using your mobile phone whilst driving this is very dangerous! We have seen this time and time again where the driver is weaving from lane to lane because you're texting and not concentrating on the road ahead. But beware when we see this the only thought that comes to our riders minds are Drunk Drivers, thus putting us in a dangerous position as a potential hazard and we may then dial 999, and before you know it you will have the blue lights pulling you over.. We have no sympathy, Just food for thought!