Motorcycle Safety Exams wrong
Never took MSF course but I did notice that the FL. Moto Exam was straight defensive driving elements, that were either not applicable or downright WRONG in regard to staying alive on a motorcycle. Things like riding down the middle of the road holding your lane position at all costs, etc. Until we want mandatory training for all drivers like suggested I would not advocate for it for us. I do like time on the bike and beginning cc licenses OK and open it up after a year or two, maybe. But courses are just about making money, really. I do like FZR Tony's response that we would now have these high tech small cc bikes available to us. I don't think where we have no restictions other than a short waiting period to buy legal FIREARMS in this country why we should we have to spend time and $$ teaching moto skills. I wonder how many advocates of this tiered system are MSF teachers hoping to increase their own revenue! Also latest studies show cell phone usage in cars decreases driver's ability to drive safely, that would probably save a lot of our butts to make driving and yakking illegal, but I know that won't pass with the telecommunication's lobbies. Be careful of more legislation, it always lead to abuse of other constitutional protections. For example, how long before cops stop any rider to determine if he has the right license for the bike he rides, from that now legal inquiry all sorts of abuse starts.
Last edited by DIRTYCURTYD; 07-12-2002 at 11:16 AM.