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Motorcycle Safety Pressed With Nicer Weather On The Way

June 16, 2013

Less than 2 percent of all crashes annually in Chautauqua County involve motorcycles. For state and local police, that’s still too many....

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Jun-16-13 8:19 AM

I live on a nice quiet straight road in the countryside near Busti. On any given day or night I hear motorcycles go past my house sometimes at speeds nearing 70 to 80 mph. Especially at night when the deer love to eat on the sides of the road, this is so dangerous I listen for the crash. I love bikes and agree they can be fun and definitely easier on gas, but when these people go so fast there are bound to be bad accidents. Slow down people and enjoy the ride.

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Jun-16-13 7:50 AM

Some of my best friends ride cycles and do so responsibly. And then there are people like those who passed me on the 6th Street bridge yesterday; revving their engines loudly at the stop, then speeding full throttle on city streets, past the cars, then weaving in front of them, sharply, unsafely, and with no notice. What is it about riding a cycle that surges testosterone?? It's almost laughable if it didn't result in dire consequences. When it stops being cool to menace the the drivers around you, perhaps it will be a safer sport.

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