El Paso motorcycle fatalities double in 11-year period

Full story: El Paso Times
Statistics show the number of motorcycle fatalities in El Paso has doubled within an 11-year period, and Texas Department of Transportation officials say the trend includes older motorcyclists and inexperienced ... Full Story

Austin, TX

#1 May 18, 2008
Ulloa said he has gone as fast as 187 mph, which is top speed to his 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000. One of his favorite stunts, he said, is driving on only the back tire for about two blocks.WHAT AN A**HOLE!!!!!!!
i am sam

El Paso, TX

#2 May 18, 2008
all of these comments by all these young ppl make us young ppl that know what we are doing look dumb......cops look down on ppl that have no respect for other ppls lives......when i ride a wheelie, i do it where there are no cars, or ppl i can hurt.....ask that wise guy where he does them.....i have done 190 at road america race track, where its a closed race track....ask him where he does his 187 mph.....then that girl...."its a race to get over the mountain" come on gibroni, thats not something to be proud of........take your thrill to arroyo seco, and race with experinced motorcycle racers.......there would not be a thrill for you in last place.........ppl dont use their heads, the ppl that have not gotten seriously hurt "yet" are the ppl the cops look down on.....its ppl like these mentioned in the article that find themselve wrapped up in tubes in the hospital or six feet under.....dont under estimate yourselves, you are just a volnerable as anyone elso....keep transmountain a fun place to ride, there is no need to race it....do your wheelies or stunts where you wont injure anyone else....
Ed Lowe

United States

#3 May 18, 2008
What was this article written as, a news story or an opinion article. 2 statements show the lack of depth in the article,#1 "The inexperienced young riders and older motorcyclists account for the most fatal crashes" I wonder if the writer saw the "duh" in this statement, and #2 "who wants to be a motorcycle stunt driver, said she always uses caution on the road and tries to go at minimum speeds. She said she has crashed five times in 10 months and has only suffered scraps and bruises because she doesn't go fast and uses all her safety gear." 5 times in 10 months, what's wrong with this picture. I doesn't take a long term study to come to the conclusion, more motorcyclist, more accidents. The article seemed to be written to scare the reader into thinking motorcycles cause all the deaths, I wonder what the numbers are for other types of vehicles.

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