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    one thing i have been practicing and has come very handy in dire times is imagining situations. situations not necessarly after a crash or into a crash but a few minutes before a crash. a crash can be a result of our own actions like sudden tyre puncture(down hill,high way,slow speed), brake failure,accelerator lock up,gravel skid,loss of balance exting or entering potholes and being sidelined by a heavy vehicle on a roadside with a sharp cut. try to imagine in your sleep or anytime what you would do if you happen to have any of this situation.
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    It doesn't matter how good and safe you ride, accidents are always prone to happen. I realized it only when a hook (which is on the side of the truck) tore off my left ear! Sticking on to Sunny's commandment, I am not going to write an essay on my own crashes!

    If you fall - slide yourself
    Don't try to stop yourself from sliding. Some bruises are always better than broken bones.

    Wear proper gear. Better safe than sorry!
    Don't ride without lid even if you are riding to the shop which is next to your home. If you can't wear a lid, just walk. Its good for your health.

    Don't panic.
    Don't panic in case of a fall. Make sure you are OK before trying to get up.

    Don't remove your helmets immediately.

    Visit a doctor at the earliest.
    Visiting the doctor at the earliest makes you feel better and recover fast from the shock or the injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indrajit_plsr180 View Post
    I have taken this advice from a very experienced person.
    Try as much as possible not to vomit.coz once u do there r very rare chances of the person surviving a severe accident.

    "But try to avoid vomitting". It can save ur life

    vomiting after an accident is a sign of internal head injury and in most cases its projectile which means it is not preceded by nausea. ie it happens all of a sudden and you cannot control it. so the statement doesnt make sense.

    if you have vomited visit a doc immediately (preferably the emergency dept of a hospital and not at the home of a doc). and MERELY VOMITING DOESNT MEAN THAT A PERSON WILL DIE UNLESS HE HAS OTHER SEVERE LIFE THREATENNG INJURY, HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE NOT VOMITED BUT FELT LIKE VOMITING < STILL YOU SHOULD VISIt A DOC.
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    Just like everyone agrees , no matter how good a rider you are , you can still crash. The head , knuckles , elbows and shin/knee are most prone to injuries for that wear a helmet , gloves (with knuckle protection) and a jacket (with elbow,shoulder and back protection if possible). Knee guards are also quite important , if possible wear them too.

    After the fall , first thing is get to a safe spot , off the road. If you are with a pillion , ask him to come along , help him if reqd to get off the road. Then look for any visible injuries and sit down for a while and relax. If somebody hasn't helped in getting your bike to the side of the road by then , then assess your situation and see if you can get the bike to the side. This of course atleast 5 minutes after the crash when you are in a stable condition.

    Last but not the least , and v.important visit a doc at the earliest
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    one point I'd like to add in your spare time take your bike to roll at abandoned road to try and practice different conditions like sudden panic breaking, skidding bike to a distance while maintaining balance..
    make a nice and precise understanding of bike's momentum while breaking, ,and try maneuvering keeping in mind imaginary situations{try best possible that your tires doesn't skid}{also practice sometimes while locking your rear Tyre it too dangerous but it helps a lot)......
    believe me it helps a lot as you imbibe the nature of sudden stopping in your reflexes....
    i have practiced it, and recently met an accident, due these reflexes i was able to save myself to an extent and my bike too didn't had maximum possible damage, only few scratches and some dents...
    but the jacket lid and stuff saved me fully..
    now thinking about that accident if i wouldn't be able to decelerate my bike and maneuvered ,that indica would have made me history.
    so guys practice and never leave home without lid...
    and safe riding.


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    Carrying a light small back-pack(enough to cover ur back) has always helped me in accidents . The back pack takes the assault of tarmac during the sliding phase ....
    Looks very silly to carry the empty back pack where ever i go , but this is what i learned from earlier experiences .

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    Often, riding skill has little to do against accidents and we may speak of various techniques. They are good.. to some degree. As military experts say regarding war. Amateur talk about strategy. Experts talks about logistic.

    In a way, while riding/driving, its less to do with technique and skills. Its a lot to do with attitude. One reason why we see fewer older people inolve with accident than youngsters. Been driving/riding for almost 20 years now. At the risk of being sounding arrogant, let me say, I've "been there, done that" and I live to say nothing beats 'slow and steady' when it comes to safety.

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    Default Keep the bike Straight when you know you are going to hit

    While accidents keep the bike straight and apply on-off braking(it means not to hold your brakes for long, rather grab and realease the brake), it will mean the bike has less chances of skidding. Do the on-off braking till bike is under a controlable speed.
    Have a mind set of hitting the obstracle(unless its a 4 wheeler ), it helps you keep your bike straight and its the best chance you have to stop your bike, if the bike is tilted it will fall down for sure.
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    Riding within limits and avoiding temptations of racing against others, lots of anticipation of people suddenly crossing or cutting preparing for this when you see things developing early rather than when you are almost on them, I have managed to ride without any falls for over 20 years, well this does not means riding slowly but fast when conditions are favorable. A visit to hospital for a broken leg with long rest in bed is sure thing to make things in right perspective. I had a fall from a cycle accident with car landing on concrete resulting in shattered knee.
    So enjoy the riding rather than competing which we leave to tracks, I feel top speed does not equate thrill but taking curves with right attitude

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    Crashed Yesterday...and I am paying for it...

    Was riding along a lane which has bikes parked on the side with very little space (only one lane of traffic)...saw that is empty, revved up a little and crashed into the right of an oncoming Indica. Bike not damaged much. GEAR saved me!

    Owned up for the accident and offered to pay the damages.

    Lessons learnt - When faced with a risk, dont BRAKE instantly, first look for an alternative route (i got target fixated actually - major mistake)

    Pump brakes

    Most importantly --- when you know you gonna crash, loosen up your body, you will avoid major damage!
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