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Halloween 2007 Geocoin Todie's Wild Ride: The Roads can be Scary!

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Thursday, 16 October 2008
Michigan, United States
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This coin is being released to help promote motorcycle safety.

Over two-thirds of car-motorcycle crashes are caused by drivers, not by motorcyclists. The driver either does not see the oncoming motorcyclist at all or does not see the motorcyclist in time to avoid a crash.

It takes all motorists working together to make the roads safe!

About This Item

**How Can I Increase the Driver's Awareness of My Presence? **

Make yourself visible: Choose protective gear that will increase your visibility in addition to providing protection in the event of a crash. A motorcycle helmet is your most valuable piece of protective gear and should be most visible to the driver.

Ride where you can be seen: Remember that there is no one safe place to ride. Use lane positioning to your advantage to be seen and to provide extra space for emergency braking situations or avoidance maneuvers. Avoid the driver's blind spots. Make your lane moves gradually, and always use appropriate signaling.

Never share a lane with a car: A driver may not expect you to be there and may not be aware of your presence. Remember most drivers are looking for other, bigger vehicles.

Clearly signal your intentions to the driver: Signal before changing lanes and never weave between lanes.

This coin is in memory of Todie Phillips of Manitou Beach, MI. He passed away August 12 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident, he was only 49 years old.

Tracking History (2787.9mi) View Map

Mark Missing 02/29/2012 usyoopers marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 08/02/2011 SGUT placed it in Tired Riders BUG EXCHANGE Utah - 3.63 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/28/2011 SGUT retrieved it from Snow Canyon State Park Utah   Visit Log

Placing in cache where lots of travelers stop. Will enter Cache Name when placed today or tomorrow.

Interesting, I just returned from MI a couple of weeks ago. First time there. Beautiful in the UP.

Dropped Off 07/10/2011 JDGood1 placed it in Snow Canyon State Park Utah - 1,994.74 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 06/22/2011 JDGood1 grabbed it   Visit Log

Picked this up at the M&G last night - will move it along soon!

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/19/2011 ARONK76 retrieved it from CJS - George Washington Birthplace National Park Virginia   Visit Log

This TB/Coin is representing a great cause and would be glad to spread the word.

Dropped Off 06/18/2011 Road_Trip placed it in CJS - George Washington Birthplace National Park Virginia - 430.11 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/12/2011 Road_Trip retrieved it from Canada Welcomes You Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

Picked this up at "Canada Welcomes You" - my first Canadian cache. Will bring this southward.. hopefully after logging some miles on my Harley..!!

Dropped Off 06/08/2011 The Frito Bandito placed it in Canada Welcomes You Ontario, Canada - 7.77 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/25/2011 The Frito Bandito retrieved it from W.W.J.D. St. Joan of Arc Michigan   Visit Log

I'll move it along as soon as I can. This is a great goal.

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