|...and then, I used the breaks||Europe: 2021-01-18 18:00 (UTC)|
This entry also had a motorcycle event. Not as interesting as Kaunertal, more interesting than Garbolc, but may be educative.
The moral of the story
Should any accident had occurred during the event, ultimately I could blame only myself for it.
First reason is the previously mentionedinstincts. People in cars will never learn or activate such, because the false sense of safety in multi-ton metal containers diminishes the attention and silences the survival instincts. On the contrary, such attitude is either expensive or deadly on a motorcycle, since it has only one crumple zone, and that's the biker's body. On the other hand the motorcyclist has such advantages like sitting higher, the vision is free in 360 degrees, thus he or she can recognize the environment much better, sooner and faster.
Either in cities, in the countryside or through countries, the above develop the Murphy's Biker Law #241:Should a two-track vehicle await to join the road from any side, it is certain that it'll make the move right in front of you.This rule is hyperbole on endless sunny fields, when a dark car with contrast rises above the flat horizon.
In such case it's generally enough only to close the throttle or keep rolling leisurely — yet keeping one eye on the vehicle and following its movement is advised.The Hungarian KRESZ driving rules call this asdynomenevent.
Although I have no clue whether such thing is still taught in the driving schools, or the teachers have already given up such more complex topics, while seeing that car driver aspirants can't even embrace the use of the index signal.
Secondly, should the loud crash had happened, then by all legal, driver, human means would have been considered only a bad luck. Thinking into the driver's place in good faith would explain:
- the road was fairly busy in the moment
- the driver focused on putting together the right moment when he or she could finally join the road
- the Sun shone right into the driver's eyes, while looking toward my direction
- the vision could be even more barred by the right A or B column, or both of the car
- when the driver looked to the right, some of the cars passing in front could block just the crucial moment of spotting the bike
I believe I read the followingSwiss cheeserule in respect of the airplane disasters, but it can be applied to any other accident too.
An accident to actually happen requires multiple elements to occur (fail) in a linear sequence. One failure doesn't necessarily cause the accident, but all together will do.
Taking a few slices of Swiss/Emmentaler cheese and putting next to each other, it's unlikely that they'll line up in a way that you can see through the block between the first slice and the last: the next non-matching hole means preventing the accident. But if more human or technical failures, bad luck, sunspots, purple aliens, *thoughts of your religion* occur which move and rotate the slices, then that probability comes together which makes the holes to line up matching so in the end you can see through the whole block — that's when the accident happens.
That would have been the sixth slice, if I hadn't known the 241st rule.