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Colorado Doubles.

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Yada yada yada. Typical media fear-mongering.

What are the numbers? If the number of riders has doubled then the increase means nothing. If the number of riders has tripled then doubled fatalities is an improvement.

And to think that legislators make decisions based on this sort of schlock garbage reporting.
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Here's a more relevant statistic

Last week's Rocky Mountain News, one of Denver's two papers, carried a story in which the quoted law enforcement officer stated that 80 percent of the motorcycle fatalities here in Colorado were the fault of the motorcyclist. I don't have the article in front of me, so I don't recall if that was for a given year, or a period of years. But this flies in the face of everything I've read over the years. Either the guy's full of zhit, or something bad is going on. He did seem to allude to Harley riders as being disproportionately responsible for the accidents, but we knew that. I'll see if I can get a link to the story.
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