Dog Days – How to Out Run a Dog

Safe Rider Tips

Why do dogs chase motorcycles, cars and bikes? Because they can. Ok that was lame, but it is partly true. According to the statistics of the National Safety Council it is believed that 81 deaths and over 4,513,213 accidents a year are caused by dog interference. Most experts believe that it is a vehicles noise, the need to protect “their” turf and/or the threat of danger that can lead some dogs to play the chase-a-way game.

Research also shows that a medium sized unrestrained dog can hit a moving vehicle with a force of 1,500 pounds. That much force can cause serious injuries and damage. A dog chasing after any vehicle can put it in the path of another vehicle causing even more potential for an accident.

According to Motorcycle Safety Foundation the proper way for a rider to handle this danger is to slow down and then accelerate quickly…

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