In response to Dean Richards’ letter (4/22) about motorcyclists: I have been riding for more than 40 years and neither I nor anyone I know rides between two lines of stopped cars, or weaves in and out of traffic. I see more people in cars doing stupid stuff than people on motorcycles.
Most of the riders and drivers who do these things are young people. They all need to be more educated in operating any motor vehicle. I’m very happy to see “Share the Road With Motorcycles” messages on the Scout signs.
I belong to Freedom of Road Riders, and we are the organization responsible for these messages. We promote motorcycle safety for everyone. It is our No. 1 priority. So watch for motorcycles. They are everywhere.
I, for one, am quite pleased that the traffic alert boards read “Share the Road With Motorcycles.” Our group of riders takes extra measures to observe laws and remain safe, as do other groups I know. We routinely take safety courses to remain defensive, safe riders.
Although there are a few of the so-called “crazy” ones out there on bikes, there are also a few of the “crazy” ones in cars as well. I don’t see Mr. Richards requesting signs that read “Caution, Car Drivers at Play.”
Next time, Mr. Richards, try not to stereotype those of us who love to ride, respect the law and respect other drivers.