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Really? Here's a direct quote from that article:

"MOTORCYCLISTS are 23% safer behind the wheel of a car than non-motorcyclists, according to a leading insurer.
Equity Red Star compared car drivers to car users who also have an insured motorcycle, and found the latter 23% less likely on average to make a claim on their car policy."

Less likely to make a claim does not equal more safe. It just means less likely to make a claim.

Do I think motorcyclists make better drivers? No. Being surrounded by metal, on 4 wheels, radio on, cellphone in hand, talking and eating a doughnut is a foolish behavior practiced by many; some of them are bikers, no doubt. But there is no way to prove the claim of either the journalist, or me. Its just filler...

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Motorcyclists '23% better' behind the wheel of a car - Motorcycle news : General news - Visordown

This link details UK insurance data, documenting what we all knew was true ....:)
Um, isn't this just logical, though? It stands or reason that if you own another mode of transportation that you use at least part of the time (say 23% of the time) instead of a car, that your less likely to be involved in an incident?

I will say that, as a new rider, I find myself practicing many of the good riding habits I'm trying to develop even when I'm behind the wheel. But the less you use a car, the less chance there is to be involved in an accident in your car.
 

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Now, if we can just convince some of the cagers to ditch their 5000 pound SUV's and go solo, since they are DRIVING that big fuel sucker alone!!!

Here in California, if I have to commute in a car and a motorcycle breezes through stopped traffic, my heart sinks and I start to shed a tear for fuel efficiency, and the ability to GET TO WORK QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY!!!
 
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I don't cell or text while driving. My alertness while car driving has improved over the last eight years (commuting/recreation riding increased).

Am I safer? lol I got two speeding tickets on scooters (first ever on 2 wheels). lol
 

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I believe that being a motorcyclist makes you used to identifying potential traffic dangers futher in advance that if you have never ridden. Unless you are a careless motorcyclist of course. I think 23% sounds a little low actually. Not impossible to prove though, check the driving records of people who filed accident claims to see how many have their M certification. I wonder if anyone ever tried to do that in the US...
 
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