I am a retired police officer. On September 21, 1999 I was almost killed when a large oncoming truck crossed into my lane and crashed into my police car head-on. This was no accident; this collision was the result of a driver’s decision to not pay attention.
According to AAA, June begins the 100 Deadliest Driving Days for teenagers. Parents’ personal attitudes about their teenaged drivers have a large impact on the safety of these young people. Parents who actively set rules and boundaries – and follow up on them – have the safest teen drivers.
I am a retired police officer with years of experience riding motorcycles, both on and off duty. I love riding motorcycles and have a deep understanding of all that can go wrong. Here are some tips that experience has taught me, over a 20-year career in law enforcement and a life-long love for motorcycles.
Once upon a time, a police officer was riding back to his station after a 12-hour shift. It was close to 7pm, the end of a long and hot day. As he rode down a busy street on his motorcycle, he noticed another motorcycle approaching from the opposite direction, at a high rate of speed. The policeman made a U-turn, activated his lights and siren, and pulled the speeding motorcyclist over.