“Stayin’ alive” on the road

Stephen Green at Instapundit on surviving the drive in city streetsI’ve found that the best way to avoid an accident is to imagine the stupidest thing each driver around you could possibly do in each instant, and then to count on them actually doing it.

I’ve never articulated it as well as Green does, but that is what I’ve always done. It explains why I’m still alive after riding motorcycles almost continuously from age 15 to a present 72. My actual thought process has been to imagine that on a motorcycle I am essentially invisible. It’s not far from the truth.

Bee Gees

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

 

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