Charles L. Cotton wrote:parabelum wrote:Jago668 wrote:You don't drive around with your seatbelt off and say, "I'll have time to fasten it before the wreck."
That's a pretty good analogy.
Yes it is! I'm going to use that in classes.
I've used that, as well as: "By the time it becomes perfectly clear that *today* was the day you should have chosen to wear your motorcycle helmet, it's too late to go back to the garage and get it". Drives me crazy when people wear a helmet every fourth time they ride or some such. At the racetrack, I stress to first-time students that it's mandatory to check the corner stations for caution/slick/red/etc flags at *all* corner stations around the track, *every* lap, *every* session they go out. If they don't have that habit engrained, we don't worry about the line, we don't worry about brake points, we don't worry about anything else. To do otherwise is to get on the motorcycle w/o your helmet.