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>Motorcycle Death On The Rise


WASHINGTON — The Times reported today that the number of motorcyclist deaths is up dramatically. The figure jumped in 2007, accounting for nearly one in eight motor vehicle deaths. That comes from the government safety officials

What’s a nation to do, sit idly buy while the expensive sedan sits in the garage unused. People will be people, especially car owners who are busy people with places to go. The cheapest trnsportation out there, except levitation, is to hop on a cycle and soar.

That’s just the problem–the soaring. While deaths of people in cars and trucks, on bicycles or on foot dropped by nearly 2,000 last year, pushing the overall death rate to a historic low, motorcycle deaths is up.

It surged 6.6 percent, to 5,154 i
Couple riding on a motorcycle Photo (FAN1005656.JPG)n 2007, the 10th straight year of increase. That tells me motorcycling is becoming more popular, because ten years ago the cost of gasoline was manageably low.