Washington State Considers New Motorcycle Laws

An article from the Associated Press reports that officials from the Washington State Patrol and the Department of Licensing are discussing ...

An article from the Associated Press reports that officials from the Washington State Patrol and the Department of Licensing are discussing strategies to address older motorcycle riders killing themselves.

Among the solutions is a requirement that people must show their motorcycle license before buying a bike

While age certainly does play a factor towards reduced vision, and slower reflexes, I know some geriatric riders that ride better than I do. Who hasn't heard of "Turbo Dave", who's like 80 years old, owns umpteen different bikes, and rides coast-to-coast just to pass the time away?

If a guy wants to leave this world while riding his bike, let him. It's a lot cheaper for government to pay for road cleaning, than it is to pay for years of public healthcare services.

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  1. While I agree that when the government decides it wants to help, then citizens BEWARE! And I also agree that news reports of studies that promote helmet laws and single out age groups are generally full of crap. However, I implore you to promote safety training courses, and even required safety training courses at every opportunity. Trained bikers are safer and live longer. Training saves lives. Ride on!

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  2. Wouldn't it be simpler to require a motorcycle training course as a requirement to get the endorsement on your license? After all, you have to receive some sort of training just to get your initial license.

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