Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
January 2, 2007
Thomasville- Fatalities in U.S. motorcycle accidents jumped from 22 hundred in 1995 to over 45 hundred in 2005 according to statistics. Experts say that's because a lot more people are riding bikes now.
Some motorcycle drivers say a lot of the problem comes from automobile drivers not being aware of them on the road. "A lot of people don't recognize motorcycles as vehicles that are sharing the road also," said motorcyclist Jeff Boyd.
Experts say if motorists aren't already, there are things bikers can do to make drivers aware of them. "I would say that putting lights on the rear end of a bike, and on the front of the bike would be the most important thing," said Rick Vanderhoff, general manager of Vanderhoff Speed & Chrome.
Motorcycle experts say every time you get on your bike you should wear the protective gear. A jacket, eyewear, boots and a helmet, that's Department of Transportation approved.
Most importantly though, experts say to take the responsibility of driving a motorcycle seriously. "The accidents that I have seen, that I came across, or I have seen, they were people goofing around on a motorcycle. And a motorcycles just not something to goof around on," said Vanderhoff.
Automobile drivers should just try to be more aware of motorcycles on the road. "It's no different than looking out for a kid on a bike," said Vanderhoff.
Experts say if motorcyclists and automobile drivers just become more aware of each other, it should add to the safety of everyone.
The Georgia DMV offers motorcycle safety course all over the state, including Thomasville Albany and Americus.