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Many thanks to Kevin Williams for his talk on the Science of Being Seen at last month's group night. The main points that stood out in my mind being that too many colours & patterns in your bike and combined protective clothing result in a disruptive, camouflage pattern, from the view point of another motorist, set against certain backgrounds. The other point being that two of the biggest risks to motorcyclists, statistically speaking, are a vehicle pulling out from a junction on the left and an oncoming turning right across your path. Of these two risks I shall be giving more regard to the possibility of an oncoming vehicle turning across my path and considering adopting the lateral movement technique when positioning to be seen. I raised this point with Kevin after his talk and he described the drivers hand movements across the top of the wheel, directly prior to the vehicle turning, being an indication of this situation unfolding. http://www.survivalskills.co.uk This month's group night is dedicated to the Annual General Meeting where the Officers and a proportion of the Committee will be elected for another years service to the group. Following the formalities of the AGM we'll be celebrating the group's as well as individual achievements and successes over the previous 12 months. I look forward to seeing you and our distinguished guests at the Fynn Valley restaurant on Tuesday 20th.

Cheers

Steve

The SAM Observer February 2018

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The SAM Observer February 2018  

The February 2018 edition of "The SAM Observer"

The SAM Observer February 2018  

The February 2018 edition of "The SAM Observer"

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