Due to our Poker Run for Don Taylor and the Georgia District Rally, we will not hold a gathering in June.
Safety is a Personal Choice
It is easy to talk about Rider Education and enhancing our own safety. We can discuss all kinds of topics from Rider Courses to
Co-Rider Seminars. We can talk about Team Riding Techniques to Emergency Swerves. We debate CPR and First Aid Training to
discussions of Trailering Techniques. The bottom line: “Talk is Cheap”, the action we as individuals (or couples) is really
“Where the Rubber Meets the Road”.
The questions at hand are these:
• Are your riding skills so good that you don’t need to practice your skills… or take a periodic rider course to try and improve your skills?
• As a Co-Rider, do you know what to do in an emergency situation?
• If the need presented itself before you, could you administer CPR or First Aid in a manner that could possibly save a person’s life (possibly the life of a loved one)?
• Do the “Team Riding Techniques” you use enhance your safety (and the safety of those you ride with)?
Needless to say, the list of questions could go on and on. The point is this: The commitment to safety is both a personal choice and a personal commitment. I will never tell a person that they need to wear a riding jacket, over the ankle boot, full fingered gloves… or even a helmet. I, however, have made a personal commitment to safety and wear all of this gear, all of the time. I will also not tell someone that they have to take a rider course, a CPR course, or attend an educational safety seminar. I, however, have made a personal commitment to take these type of educational courses and seminars… and re-take the courses and seminars frequently.
Making a personal commitment to safety does not mean that you will never be involved in an accident. It will likely, however, mean that your chances of being involved in one of these situations will be reduced. It will also mean that your ability to assist in an emergency situation will be enhanced.
We all hope that we will never need to put the skills we learn and practice into practical application. But, if a “Real-Life” situation is before you, will you know what to do? I hope so!
Until our next FUN ride together, ride safely, and HAVE FUN!
By Carlos Lozano, Chapter Educator
GWRRA Chapter GA-D
We meet at the Golden Corral 2025 Market Place Blvd - Cumming GA 30041. Come there at 9:00 AM and have breakfast with us and the meeting starts at 10:00 AM.
Next Dinner Ride:
To Be Announced