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Safety Tip from Throttle - I had to lay it down

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One of the biggest myths in motorcycling is the idea that someone should lay down the bike to avoid or someone limit possible injury from a wreck. In fact, under very few situations, is laying a bike down the appropriate action. In a situation where you are trying to avoid hitting something, it is impossible to control your motorcycle while it is sliding on its side. The longer you can stay in control of your bike, the better. You can slow or change directions while in control. The slower you are going before you hit something, the less it will hurt. A bike will stop significantly faster using its brakes than sliding on its side.

For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.

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