Rant of the Day: Motorcyclists

I keep hearing and seeing ads to watch out for motorcyclists on the road.  So, why does this make me mad?  Why don’t they tell the motorcyclists to actually follow the rules of the road and not drive like little, ignorant versions of Evel Knievel?  I know this is not scientific or anything, but in my experience the vast majority of motorcyclists that I see on the road are speeding and weaving in, around, and through traffic.  It appears to me that if more and more motorcyclists are getting killed on the road then perhaps much of the blame should be theirs. 

“I didn’t see him” says the voice of an actress recounting the words of the person who hit and killed her “son” while he was riding his motorcycle.  Do you know why you didn’t see him?  He was driving 90 MPH in a 55 MPH zone and he had just swerved across 4 lanes of traffic to get in the HOV lane right as you were legally merging into that lane after looking in your mirrors and signalling.

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