I wonder what ever happened to the guy in the red pickup truck?
Unfortunately he screams disgruntled red neck because his wife or mother wouldn't let him own a motorcycle and Harleys don't corner like them there crotch rockets.
Harsha, it depends where you motorcycle at in the US.
I always give this advice to anyone, if you haven't passed the state test on your own motorcycle---usually applies to people with bigger bikes, then you shouldn't be on it.
IF you've been out of the saddle, take a refresher course.
IF you have some years under your belt, take an advanced rider course | track day.
Education is a life saver; read | learn | apply.
Never think that there isn't ONE thing you could take away from a class; this attitude may cost you dearly one day when it pertains to motorcycling. If for nothing else, its always best to stay sharp.
I've seen the most deaths/accidents caused by a left turn in front of a cyclists ( never saw the cyclist ) and cyclists hit from behind while waiting at a red light.
When I'm at a red light waiting and I see cars coming from behind, I start tapping my brake to pulsate the rear light...cagers usually respond to flashing red lights. I'm also in first and ready to move over if I don't see the approaching vehicle nosing or slowing down.
Whenever approaching an intersection, don't expect the adjecent vehicle to see you or to stop...you have to ride on Super Defense.
This is a good read about the fear driven mentality of the US and motorcycles.