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Motorcyclist Deaths on the Rise

May 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on Motorcyclist Deaths on the Rise 

If you are getting married or graduating this weekend, congratulations! You have won the weather lottery. The forecast is nothing short of perfect: Sunny, clear skies, and temperatures will be in the upper-to-mid 60s. Classic spring.

The good weather is likely to draw more motorcyclists to the highway. If you do ride this weekend, be careful. Since the beginning of 2010, 19 motorcyclists have died in vehicle crashes in Virginia, a 27 percent increase in motorcyclist deaths from the same 5-month period in 2009.

This rise seems especially ominous since no one was driving anywhere for a week or so in February 2010.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles was concerned enough to put out a statement on the latest numbers, encouraging motorcyclists to take safety precautions.

“Riding a motorcycle requires extra caution and concentration, and the proper training,” said John Saunders, director of the Virginia DMV Highway Safety Office. “Helmets, eye protection and the right protective clothing – coupled with training – can make motorcycle riding a fun and exciting experience.”

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Woman accused of forging records to obtain dead boyfriend’s Harley

February 11, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

HAMPTON — – A woman from Hampton falsified records to obtain her dead boyfriend’s Harley Davidson, police say.

Angela Faye Garner, 43, of Bradley Place, was charged with two counts of altering and forging a vehicle registration, one count of forging public records and one count of unlawfully obtaining documents from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) , on Jan. 22, Hampton police spokeswoman Cpl. Allison Good said.

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Staying safe on your motorcycle

July 2, 2008 by · Comments Off on Staying safe on your motorcycle 

As gas prices rise, so do the sale of motorcycles. Now DMV officials say motorcycle accidents are up more than 40% since 2006. They say a lot of those accidents are because of inexperience, but you do have some simple options that will help you buy a bike…and live to spend the money it can help you save.

They’re beautiful machines but if not driven properly, they can end up in an ugly and terrifying scene.

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