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Fri May 22, 2009
Choppers Descend On Frankfort
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Last year, there were more than 21-hundred accidents involving motorcycles in Kentucky. One-hundred-two cyclists or their passengers died, and of those, 64 were not wearing helmets. Retired State Trooper Pat Zalone of Mt. Sterling says those are sobering statistics. "The best thing I ever did was took the motorcycle safety course when I started riding again. And you know, we're never too old to start re-learning and safety is the key - the key issue."
That's exactly the message Kentucky State Police were sending at Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day...get some training, wear your helmet, keep your headlight illuminated at all times and drive defensively. After the well-attended event, around 200 motorcyclists from across the commonwealth mounted up for a police-escorted spin around the State Capitol.