Re: take a tip...leave a tip...or a bunch of 'em
Make sure your brakes are up to par. Stuff hurts more @ 35MPH than it does @ 10MPH, especially if it stops you before your brakes do.
Ride defensively, because the only drivers that will see you are the ones you DON'T want to see you- aka "da fuzz".
I can say that is right on the money. I was hit by some one that did not see me. Lots of improvements since, like a helmet. First a regular bike helmet then a non-DOT motorcycle one. I have had no problems with the cops though.