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Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Sacramento, CA.
The real situation in which braking/swerving is needed cannot be duplicated somewhere in a parking lot. It's called panic stop for a very good reason, and it will always remain just that. That is why in a real situation the brain does not have enough time to process/assess anything. It takes but a second to react and usually we follow the instinct in its raw form. We'll grab a whole lot of brake, we'll never look for an escape route and we will always fixate on the object we need to avoid. It is human nature. There's absolutely nothing one can do about it. No amount of training will eliminate the odds of getting hurt If for a reason or another one can dodge a tight situation and come out unharmed is pure luck. It is because it just wasn't your time to go or to get badly injured.
I've seen people withe centuries of experience, professionals of the sport of motorcycling being totally powerless in the face of a panic stop.
But one can dream of the unicorn and the fairy tales of childhood. It adds the much needed mental comfort to think that somehow we're in control because of our "skills", real or not.