The guidelines are intended to pass on ideas on how to try to avoid incidents, accidents, death and threats to access.
They are derived from hundreds of incidents and almost 70 detailed fatality evaluations over many years. That is a lot of information and lets face it, necessary knowledge. It can't be effectively summarized in ten short points. The bold face text is a stab in that direction for what it is worth.
They are not intended to be any shorter or longer than they need to be to convey this information. Where else does most of this information appear, anywhere? If not here then where?
Who is most at risk of severe injury? Experienced guys as of July 2006, FAR more than newbies, almost 5 times more likely.*
Who may be less likely to carefully consider the guidelines? You guessed it, experienced guys (more than 1 yr. experience). Whose accidents provided the majority of the object lessons contained in the guidelines? Right again.
Much of this information should be common place in instruction and manufacturer user documents. I don't believe it is, yet. Where should this information appear? I've found my answer and many years ago. Use it or risk contributing to it, riders choice.
p.s. - thanks for the content suggestions! I need to get into them and work out an other draft. It needs to be clearer with less flat-C kite ambiguity and only enough repetition as demanded for effect. More editing to follow in other words.