A friend of mine hauls cars for CoParts (totals only...and bikes, too) so I see a dozen every week that ASSURE me the crumple zones DO REALLY WORK!! I could post a few every week, but most of you would get sick thinking about those who didn't 'make it' despite crumple zones. As mentioned earlier, the bikes owners don't fare well at all. Sad, but true. I ride, but still respect the risks. The 'donor' cycles are here this week by the tens of thousands, and only a couple accidents....good news!
I've seen the crash test of the ole' finned beauty, and seen plenty of real life ones also, and I agree that there is a cost to safety, but if you have ever broken ribs, back, neck, back, legs, ripped apart a rotator,
my money says you will says 'thanks' to Claude Volvo's devotion to his wife and automotive safety.
Nothing will protect us from ourselves all the time, but we are on a much safer course...now that sooooo many more drivers are out there. Did all---any of you buckle up today? You all know a CDL driver will lose his/her license if caught not wearing it. Probably the truck Company owners have a satellite link to monitor the damned thing.... my .02 on this absolutely gorgeous day in NE!! 100 mile plus visibility....no humidity....great to be alive!