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Posted on by Anthony Kodack

Spurred by calls from Canyon Lake parents increasingly concerned about the number of reckless and speeding drivers regularly seen in the vicinity of school bus stops within the lake, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department last week assigned motor officers to follow the school buses and ticket any violators. The program, which began last Wednesday, January 24 and is expected to run through the end of this week, has spawned complaint calls of its own, with many residents voicing concerns (...)
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Should it be illegal for bikers to go bare-headed? The Virginia House of Delegates is debating the issue Wednesday. House Bill 3077 decriminalizes the act of not wearing a helmet on a motorcycle. It calls for dropping the fine from $250 to $25 and eliminates the three demerits on the biker’s license. Shawn Murphy has been a motorcyclist for three years. He said not wearing a helmet should be the rider’s choice. He sees the proposed law as a big step forward. "It should be up to the (...)
Source: www.wtkr.com
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Efforts to repeal a state law requiring motorcycle riders to wear helmets are taking a new twist this year. Rather than take the helmet law off the books, opponents are trying to water it down. HB2585 would allow bikers to forgo helmets on state scenic highways. On all other roads, police would be banned from stopping bikers for not wearing helmets. They could only cite a cyclist for not wearing a helmet if he or she was stopped for another driving offense, such as speeding. HB3077 (...)
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A rising number of motorcycle injuries are raising questions over the state’s rules on biker insurance. Florida is one of only two states in the country that does not require insurance across the board for motorcyclists. In the Sunshine State, insurance is optional for anyone 21-years or older who wears a helmet. Experts say the age group getting into the most crashes is between 40 and 55 years old. Experts say even those who do carry insurance, often times do not have enough coverage. (...)
Source: cfnews13.com
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As police begin their annual holiday enforcement campaign to arrest motorists driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, Fraydun Manocherian, founder and chairman of The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. is calling for a nationwide driver education program that he says can save up to 4,000 lives a year and eliminate more than $2.5 billion in crash-related costs. Manocherian said about 115 people are killed in traffic crashes every day, and nearly 40 percent are alcohol-related. (...)

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