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Motorcyclists urging safety in Four Corners

Meg Hilling
July 17, 2019 06:49 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. - As people hit the open roads this summer, motorcyclists are begging drivers to pay attention.


"Motorcyclists wake up every day not knowing whether or not it's going to be, unfortunate to say, your last ride, whether or not you will be home,” Khalil Manygoats, a mechanic at Four Corners Harley-Davidson said.

This week, a woman had her foot severed in a motorcycle accident in Durango and a man died in a crash in Farmington.

"That's someone's grandpa, that's someone's father, that's someone's son, that's someone's mother,” Manygoats said. 

According to motorcyclists in the Four Corners, it is crucial that drivers and bikers pay attention to one another as folks head out on trips this summer.

"Texting, not paying attention to the road. That's probably one of the biggest things that is terrible for motorcyclists,” said Derek Wicken, a mechanic at Four Corners Harley-Davidson.

But the responsibility doesn't just fall on drivers, motorcyclists can take extra steps to make sure they are visible and stay in their lane.

"There is the daylight running lights. There is ABS. You can also add extra lights on the bike so you are more visible,” said Shannon Tafoya, a manager at Four Corners Harley-Davidson.


Meg Hilling

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