If you choose to travel on two wheels, there's a good chance you've been called "daring" or "crazy." Relatives and friends have probably asked you to be careful, and loved ones may have even begged you to stop riding.
And then there's Sun Sentinel journalist Hugh Curran, who says that motorcycles not only "can emit 10 to 20 times the quantity of nitrogen oxide than standard automobiles," they result in significantly more fatalities than four-wheeled transportation-- all while boosting heath and auto insurance premiums. He declares in an online diatribe that it's time "... for the grownups to take a stand and say enough is enough," calling "those people who have lost a loved one or friend in a motorcycle accident to stand up and ask that, at the very least, these vehicles be restricted to off-road areas and tracks."
Having once facetiously called for motorcycle chrome to be banned--on April 1st, of course--I can recognize the absurd humor in suggesting that motorcycles should outlawed from public roads. But the editorial is dead serious in its rebuke of bikes and everything they represent, with a Ralph Nader-like tone of righteous indignation.
Any idea of how you would share your thoughts on the topic with Mr. Curran? Comment here, and feel free to contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, the email listed with his article-- and, as always, please keep it civil, and ride safe.
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