Training and the New Paradigm
“Once you can control the clutch skillfully, you cannot crash because you did not know how to use the clutch.” It does not matter how you learned the skill of controlling the clutch. Most motorcycle drivers killed have the skill of clutch control. Using the technique of mathematical induction, one can use this reasoning and apply it to all the basic motorcycle skills. The result is that most motorcycle drivers killed have the basic motorcycle skills to control a motorcycle, as measured in testing in a parking lot. In other words, most motorcycle drivers killed have basic motorcycle control skills. By extension of this reasoning, most motorcycle drivers killed have the skill to drive “At Suggested Speed Limit All The Time.”
It is a fact that widespread funding and promotion of basic motorcycle training has, catastrophically, increased the motorcycle societal danger. We emphasize, this is a fact. Please see the Data Page. National Motorcycle Institute recommends more careful testing for licensing than what is currently in place. Please see The NMI System.
The government should allow private schools to provide basic training and not be in the training business themselves. The government should put its resources to work providing excellence in testing, licensing and informing the general public about the danger of participating in motorcycling.
To begin learning about the new paradigm, please take a look at the conclusion of this article, Nobody Told Me Motorcycles Are So Dangerous. Once the new paradigm is in place, many seemingly mysterious facts about motorcycle training and licensing can be simply explained. For example, in every state that has subsidized and well organized basic motorcycle training resulting in motorcycle licensing/endorsement, the number of properly motorcycle endorsed residents is about double the number of motorcycle registrations. This simply means that basic training for licensing has exceeded demand for those who will be driving registered motorcycles. This then leads to the reasonable explanation as to why, in these states, there are, effectively, no private schools conducting beginner or basic motorcycle training.
Please share with your students, and anyone considering participating in motorcycling the following warning: