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Pete Baker  says:

What to do if you’re ‘first on scene’ to a motorcycle accident

In support of Road Safety Week – 9 to 25 November, BASICS Scotland has issued a list of top 10 first aid tips for motorcyclists that could help save a life. Compiled by Kevin McCloskey, a Senior Staff Nurse in Orthopaedics and Trauma at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Kevin is an instructor for the charity and has also worked in...

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Priorities

1. Turn of the ignition on the downed motorcycle to reduce the risk of fire.
2. Move the motorcycle away from spilled fuel and out of the path of traffic to prevent further damage.
3. Call for proper flat-bed wrecker to transport the bike to shop for repairs.
4. Let the rider know that his/her bike is being looked after.

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Priorities

First priority, surely, is to prevent further accidents, by making sure you and the injured, plus bikes etc., and not going to cause further accidents.

Park safely yourself, with hazzards left on.  Don't run into traffic.

Make sure the downed biker isn't in danger of being struck by traffic (by dragging them away by the shoulders, under the arms) if necessary.  Follow that by moving the downed bike out of hazzard, if necessary and is doable.

Then the rest.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

4-way flashers?

Are these standard equipment in the EU? Here in the US, most bikes lack them.

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

4-way flashers / hazzards

Hey Piglet - yes mate, they're obligatory here.  We have many different rules regarding lights - for example, the car I brought back after living in America needed all sorts of fixing up, including getting a rear fog lamp.

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Piglet2010

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Not Here

3 Honda's and one Yamaha here, and all lack 4-way flashers.

Yup, primary difference between my Honda Elite 110 and a UK Lead 110 is turn signals (we lose the intergrated signals for ones on stalks) and side marker reflectors.  Oddly enough, E-code headlights (CE standard) are illegal in the US, except for motorcycles.

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rcraven

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rcraven says:

Accidents.

If it is obvious that someone has more knowledge or experience than you or has already taken control . let them take charge or at least control of a casualty, that leaves you free to assist and look at other matters that will need attention.If a casualty is being assisted that helper cannot look after other matters. We may presume that a doctor or nurse, tho qualified, may not be able to comprehend or assess all that is needed so it may take more than one person to assist.

No mention was made of passengers, sometimes one can come across what appears to be a lone rider but ask the question, look to see if the passenger pegs were down , is the seat warm. is there to much baggage for just one touring.  If in doubt look or get soemone to look for a passenger who can be  thrown further than the rider and can be the other side of a hedge or in a ditch.tec.

Be carefull about onlookers, they may get in the way, maybe wishing to help or they may feint and become another casualty needing looking after. keep them away and try to occupy those who could be helpfull.

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