Get a phone call from the officer in charge of my off. Will be issued with a ticket along the lines of 'failure to stop in time to prevent an accident', $384 and 3 points. Asked why it was necessary to be issued a ticket after taking everything into account, told due to been taken to hospital by the meat wagon then a ticket must be issued. Police officer who took my statement at my local station informs me that he does have power of discretion and that she feels that I shouldn't be issued a ticket. WTF!!! Well I know the chances are good for an off to occur, but I would have liked it later rather than sooner. To start off I had a pretty late night getting to bed (no drinking involved) due to staying up to get some work completed. Back up early next morning and gear up and head off to work. The ride into the city was the same as normal. Riding along Darlinghurst rd. in Kings Cross behind a taxi, I see a man trying to flag it down. Thinking that he was going to stop I gently get onto the brakes to make sure that I can stop in time if need be. Taxi drives straight past the bloke, so I release the brakes and start to accelerate again. Just has this happens the taxi literally slams his brakes on without any reason. Once this happens, I apply my brakes heavily to do an E stop but I realized that I was not going to stop in time. With no oncoming traffic, I then decide to do an E-swerve to the right of the taxi. Next thing I know, I am on the black stuff with the bike on top of me hard up against the taxi. People around were great in getting to me to help, with no one even trying to remove my helmet. So I am not really sure what happened to cause the accident but I think there was a few things that caused it to end the way it did. 1. Was I concentrating fully on my riding or was I tired from the late night, I say this as I am usually well aware of keeping a good braking buffer, but in this case I obviously didnâ€™t. 2. I am not sure but it does make sense to me, did I still have my front brake on when I tried the E-swerve which is what caused the low side into the taxi. Again not sure and I guess I will never really know. Needless to say I have learnt some very valuable lessons. Both I and the bike have gotten off very lightly. I will be off work for a week or so and the bike looks like it is costing less than a grand to fix. Yes I am fully insured so the cost doesnâ€™t really worry me. Riding gear did its job perfectly, no cuts etc just an extremely bruised foot. I must make a mention on my jacket, it is a Rivet Airbag Jacket. This thing went off before I hit the deck and I didnâ€™t feel a thing on the upper body when I hit, actually thought to myself while lying on the ground how comfortable it felt. The jacket did everything that Rivet claimed, so I really can say they are worth the money. I just hope that if I have any more offs they are no worse then this one.