A recent exchange of correspondence between a safety-concerned citizen and a Suffolk County legislator highlights the hypocrisy and stubbornness of the anti-motorcycling community. The concerned citizen wrote to the legislator after his mother was injured on the road by a negligent motorist. He simply asked the legislator to consider the addition of safety signs around low visibility areas, which could “save lives and keep thousands of people from being injured in accidents such as the one my mother was involved in.”
The legislator replied, saying that “no one who lives in our hamlet or, for that matter, in Suffolk County should ever ride a…motorcycle,” because “Suffolk County is a suburban automobile community.” In other words, if a motorcyclist were injured in Suffolk County, it is their fault, because they should have never ridden a motorcycle in the first place, according to the legislator. He concluded, “drivers expect to see other drivers on the road, not…motorcyclists.”
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