Retrain and fine legions of misbehaving motorcyclists

I read your article Monday about the number of deaths and injuries caused by and to riders on motorcycles.  It suggests that there be higher insurance premiums for people who ride motorcycles.

Well, I think we all know that isn’t really the answer.  As long as the riders are still weaving in and out of traffic, turning where they want and doing all the other dangerous things we see them doing, there isn’t going to be any change.  Higher insurance premiums mean a lot of riders out there probably will have to walk or take the bus instead of using their motorcycle.

Wouldn’t it be more prudent to “retrain” motorcyclists or start fining them for doing the stupid things they do on the road?  Maybe if they learned to be better drivers and followed the (oft-ignored) rules of the road, there wouldn’t be so many accidents.

Nel Cameron
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