Motorcycle bill sparks debate in the Virginia Senate
February 24, 2009 by Hersey
A bill passed by the state senate Tuesday lessens the penalty for motorcyclists who ride in the same lane.
It drops the penalty from reckless driving to a civil penalty. The debate was intense before a 20-19 vote in favor of the change.
“If there has ever been a case of reckless driving, it’s two motorcycle operators going down the road side by side talking to each other. It is reckless driving for a purpose,” said Sen. Ken Stolle.