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Authorities stress importance of motorcycle safety on Virginia roadways

August 31, 2008 by  

Charles Camden loves the freedom that comes with a motorcycle.

He rode his regularly until 5 years ago, when he hit a pothole and crashed, breaking every rib on his right side and puncturing his lung. He was hospitalized for 18 days and out of work for three months.

Now, though, he’s ready to ride again.

“The wife said no for many years,” Camden said. “She finally came around when the gas prices got high.”

Camden joins a growing number of motorcycle riders on Central Virginia roadways as more turn to the bikes because of rising gas prices.

That has authorities concerned over biker safety, and for good reason. More than 30,000 Virginians have motorcycles, but do not have a motorcycle classification on their driver’s license, according to state records.

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