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CafeBrakes

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When you guys started riding motorcycles for a while and then hop back into a car. Do you guys feel that your awareness and driving abilities improve? And if so, which aspect improved?

For me, I felt like my awareness for my surrounding improved, I have never crashed or been in an accident while driving my car before so knock on wood:rolleyes:
 
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FloridaMan

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When you guys started riding motorcycles for a while and then hop back into a car. Do you guys feel that your awareness and driving abilities improve? And if so, which aspect improved?

For me, I felt like my awareness for my surrounding improved, I have never crashed or been in an accident while driving my car before so knock on wood:rolleyes:
Yeah, definitely. I try to be more predictable now, try to communicate more of what I'm going to do. And I check for motorcycles more, even though I always keep track of the cars around me I'll still check to make sure some motorcycle hasn't come up out of no where. I also find less need to drive like a hooligan since I get it all out with my motorcycle.
 

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I tend to spot motorcycles quicker than any non-riders I may be in a car with. As far as other observations, I am not sure. I tend to get bored while driving. Plus I feel so isolated and then the A pillar is blocking a bit of my view while going through a turn.

So I guess riding in general makes me just a tad more observant while driving but only as far as spoting bikes and cops.
 

HRMV

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Being an advanced driver and having completed Police Emergency response and initial pursuit driving courses I like to think my observations are above standard but yes I think riding bikes does assist.

You definately pay more attention to drivers at junctions and on tighter sections of road.
 
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CafeBrakes

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Yeah, definitely. I try to be more predictable now, try to communicate more of what I'm going to do. And I check for motorcycles more, even though I always keep track of the cars around me I'll still check to make sure some motorcycle hasn't come up out of no where. I also find less need to drive like a hooligan since I get it all out with my motorcycle.
Same here, my awareness for other riders while im driving went way up. I notice more ridiculous drivers too when I ride, gives me a better understanding of what to look for when Im driving in my car
 
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HippoDrone

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I tend to drive to get somewhere or ride to enjoy the journey. I do enjoy driving, and have quite a nice car (IMO) but I don't tend to just go for a drive in the car with no direction which I often do on the bikes! :)
 
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HRMV

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I tend to drive to get somewhere or ride to enjoy the journey. I do enjoy driving, and have quite a nice car (IMO) but I don't tend to just go for a drive in the car with no direction which I often do on the bikes! :)
That's one of the joys of biking, u don't need to have a destination in mind.
 

HRMV

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Hahaha... Best make sure you have clean undies for doing that... Everytime I go to do a U turn there always seems to be gravel patches.
 
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