Student Biker Drinks with Instructor and Crashes

Cambridge News Online reports today that in last September a student motorcycle rider crashed her bike and died, after drinking at a bar wi...

Cambridge News Online reports today that in last September a student motorcycle rider crashed her bike and died, after drinking at a bar with her riding instructor. The two had stopped at a bar for drinks, and she apparently drank enough to give her a blood-alcohol level of 1.5 times the legal limit.

When the two took off, the instructor managed to turn a corner safely, but she didn't, and crashed her bike.
When asked by Coroner Dr Samuel Bass, assistant deputy coroner, if it was not bad practice for driving instructors to take a pupil to a pub to drink alcohol before a lesson, Pc Breeze said the pair had not been engaged in formal instruction, and that they were friends.
Still, when you're teaching a newbie how to ride a motorcycle for the first time, any biker knows that prepping a student with alcohol is bad news.

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