Edit: Also I can't wait to get back to Ft. Lauderdale some day. It was the most relaxing placed I've lived in a long time. I would be worried about riding over there just because of all the idiot drivers I've come across in Miami. I do miss the weather there though, so it might be worth the risk!
This response was up earlier and since removed. While unflaterring to the writer, it shuts down the original argument with a far more serious one on a far more impactful problem.
askmrjesus at 1:03 PM June 22, 2011 Dear Mr. Curran,
If you are truly interested in public safety, one would think you would be more focused on the leading cause of death in this country: Obesity.
Now Hugh, I've seen your photo, and lets face it, you're a fatty pants. Your cholesterol level is much more likely to end up costing the public money, than all motorcyclists combined. We are, you see, a very small minority in the US, whereas as you, and your doughnut loving friends, are bankrupting the healthcare system, simply because you don't have the discipline to pass up a Baskin Robins every once in a while.
Of course, that also explains your problem with motorcycles. It's hard to stuff a Whopper into your saggy jowls, while riding one.
The solution seems clear: It's time to ban fat people. Specifically, fat people with online degrees in "journalism", who write articles that are meant to create controversy, rather than be of any informative value.
But wait, that would infringe on your right to stuff your face behind the wheel, while not paying attention to the road, and that, of course, is what America is all about; the freedom from personal responsibility.
I'll cut this short. It's close to lunch time, and I know the KFC down the street from your little cubby hole, has an all you can eat deal this week.