A motorcyclist his two cyclists coming out of a turn on Mullholland Hwy. Thankfully, neither of the cyclists appeared to have any serious injuries. The motorcyclist was not speeding and did not intend to hit the cyclists. Rather, while in the turn the motorcyclist scraped his foot against the ground. In an effort to "rebalance" himself, the motorcyclist over corrected and took the rest of the turn too wide. Unfortunately he did not have enough time to avoid the cyclists. Here is a similar crash demonstrating the same type of motorcycle crash (minus the cyclists).
Should we stay off roads like Mullholland Hwy?
This type of crash brings up some important points. Should we stay off of highways and country roads that have a high rate of crashes as well as many people riding in unsafe ways? At what point should we start to avoid roads, not because we don't have the right to ride there, but because it is incredibly dangerous. Do you think riding on this type of road would help to get people to slow down?
These are the types of questions I ask myself when collisions involving cyclists happen on busy roads.