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Motorcycle safety signs to be installed in Snellville

SNELLVILLE -- Snellville councilman Bobby Howard and three local Allstate agents are hoping to make the city a little safer for motorcycle riders.

Howard and Allstate insurance agents Dale Gainer, Ralph Martin and Todd Croker have plans to install "motorcycle crossing" signs at several intersections across Snellville, a news release said.

Howard, Gainey and Martin -- along with residents of Snellville and "members of the local motorcycle community" -- will have the new signage showcased at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 2984 Main Street West.

"According to the Centers for Disease Control (and Prevention), since 2000, there has been a dramatic increase in motorcyle-related injuries and deaths," the city of Snellville news release said. "The City of Snellville and Allstate want to make the roadways safer for all motorists and remind everyone to be more careful."

The signs were donated by Allstate.

Comments

kevin 1 year ago

The poor babies. I thought motorcycle drivers were real mean, macho, men who could take care of themselves. I guess they have all taken to texting while driving as well.

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NewsReader 1 year ago

"...Motorcycle Crossing..."? LOL, you just can't make this crap up. Somewhere on the sign will be "...provided by Allstate..." or other such advertising nonsense.

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FordGalaxy 1 year ago

So we're putting up signs to warn other motorists that there might be motorcycles in the area, yet in my experience it is motorcyclists who are the most dangerous on the roadways. Just yesterday afternoon I had a motorcycle behind me on 985 heading North and he rode my bumper for over two miles (I was in the "slow lane" hoping he would pass) and only then did he come flying around me, riding awfully close to the center line as he went past. Really macho at over 70mph.

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