I agree on u have to ride smart, but u can't do shit about the other ass who'd textin n driving.No one likes to think about crashing or dropping their motorcycle, however, the reality of our hobby and sport of choice is that crashes do happen. Rather than not thinking about crashing or laying it down, there are some things you can do to help minimize the results of one, mainly injuries.
First and foremost the goal should be to stay upright and on two wheels, especially on the street. Riding on the streets means that there is a higher risk of major injury, because of the number of immovable, blunt and jagged objects to hit and land on. Consistently practicing your skills and improving yourself as a rider can help you in knowing the dynamics, effects, mechanics and limits of you and your bike. If you have to or need to push your limits occasionally, crashing is more likely. So you might want to take it to the track.
Before you even straddle the seat, you should be prepared. You’ve heard it a hundred times before (this is one hundred and one) Full gear (ATGATT) is a must, not to mention a properly maintained and equipped motorcycle. You definitely don't want to wreck because of a loose chain or that your tire pressures are low, or for anything else that could have been avoided. I know it may sound crazy but being in good physical condition can help reduce the severity of your injuries in a crash; help in the recovery process; help in handling and moving your motorcycle; and help in reducing muscle fatigue and stresses that may come from extended riding as well. Mental awareness and attitude is something else that can be honed by a rider.
Often times crashes happen so fast that there's not enough time to properly react, but there are those moments when you can see it coming. Those times when we can kind of foresee a crash/impact, our first reaction is to instinctually tense up even close our eyes, which is the completely wrong response. There is a lot going on and a lot to do in a crash, and you might want to see what's happening. First, try to stay calm and alert (easier said than done), and don't simply give up and wait for the sky and ground to stop spinning and rolling (also easier said than done). Let go of the bike! One of the biggest mistakes you can make is hold on to the bike too long past the point of no return. Once you realize a crash is inevitable, let it go. By holding on to the bike, you are increasing your chances of getting hit by the bike or getting caught up in it. Let go, and if possible even push the bike away from you or separate yourself from the bike.
With the crash now in progress and the ground rushing up at you, it's important to stay as relaxed as possible and not tense your limbs. In any type of fall, like I said before, we instinctually tense up. We also have the natural urge to try and cushion a fall with our hands. Trying to break your fall with an outstretched arm in a high speed fall will almost certainly result in a broken wrist, elbow injury or shoulder injury. Your gear is padded and or armored in strategic places for just this occasion, and it's best to let the padded (and stronger) areas of your body such as the forearm, shoulders, and back take the brunt of the impact rather than your hands and wrists, the least-protected (and most fragile) portion of your body.
Once you hit the ground, do whatever possible to avoid tumbling. While it's generally good to keep the outer portion of your limbs from flailing about, you need to try and spread yourself out in order to avert tumbling; the more you are tucked into a ball, the more likely you are to tumble-which will almost assuredly result in broken bones and prolonging of the actual fall itself. Tumbling slams the limbs and body to the ground with tremendous force likely exacerbating injuries.
If possible, orient yourself so you are sliding on your back. If you can, get flat as possible, while still moving parts of your body to avoid additional injury. This will provide more surface to stop the slide quicker if a high speed get off is involved. Do not try and get up while you are still moving as you may start to tumble again.
Once the crash is over, evaluate the situation, take inventory of your body and if anything is unusually painful, call or wait for help to arrive. Of course, go to the hospital or see your doctor if something seems amiss
If you can make it past the initial splat on the concrete or asphalt without serious injury, there is a good chance you'll walk away when it's over.(albeit a little shaken and sore)
Ride Smart, Ride Safe
Just cover ur nut's n hope u have them when u finally stop...