Showing posts from August, 2011

Return From Sturgis .....

Wow ....   what an amazing Ten days.....  Everyone always says "RIDE SAFE!" ....   A somewhat overused term...but....   a quick look at these stats puts it all in perspective

Few of Accident Reports in Sturgis ....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 CONTACT: Terry Woster, Public Information Officer, 605.773.3178
Rally Time: Motorists, Bikers Urged To Share Road Safely
PIERRE, S.D. – The arrival of August means the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is at hand, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol is reminding bikers and motorists to use extra care as they share the road.
Last year, South Dakota recorded 27 fatal accidents involving motorcycles. More than one-third of those fatal crashes occurred in West River counties during what is generally considered “Rally Time’’ in South Dakota. That’s the roughly two-week period starting the first week of August.
“When the rally approaches, we see increased bike traffic mixing with the already heavy summer motorist travel,’’ s…