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New year, new adventure

After a long recovery from a crash , Newport woman hits the road again

January 1, 2014

The orange Harley-Davidson logo flashed across the screen when Kathy Tustin unlocked her phone Tuesday....

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Tessie

Jan-02-14 9:48 AM

If people gave the same consideration to motorcyclists/bicyclists as they do to drivers of cars/trucks there would be far fewer accidents.

I think education is key. And of course paying attention is key as well. I'm happy for these women who have worked very hard to recover from their injuries.

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samy07

Jan-01-14 6:16 PM

In case you hadn't realized it, people aren't failing to yield to motorcycles only. I was in Parkersburg last week and a car made a left turn in front of me from the right-most lane. I had to stand on the brakes to keep from hitting the car. People are too busy to follow the rules of the road. Its not just where motorcycles are concerned. Unfortunately, when motorcycles are involved it is much more dangerous for the rider.

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LovesBuckeyes

Jan-01-14 12:32 PM

Kathy, you know too well what the problem is: People often just don't give motorcycles the right of way - and I mean when the motorcycle HAS the right of way. I can't tell you how many times I've been a rider on a bike and someone has made a left turn in front of us, how many times vehicles pull up way too close to a bike or pass them with just inches to clear. I've seen it and experienced it and my only thought is that there should be a special part on all driver license tests nationwide that test a person's knowledge of laws pertaining to the right-of-way for motorcyclists and to gauge a prospective driver's ability to be aware of bikes on the road with them. My best wishes to you for the future. I hope you will have a 100% recovery and that you will enjoy riding until YOU decide to quit. Happy New Year!

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Tarheeledbuckeye

Jan-01-14 9:16 AM

I commend Tustin for her physical therapy effort and the greatest obstacle to overcome for any motorcyclist is to get back in the saddle after an accident. That's the true test. Yes motorcycles can be dangerous but so is not living your life to the fullest. As a fellow motorcyclist I hope Tustin and her fellow riders wear proper safety gear from now on and as for everyone else please so down, stay of your phones, and pay attention. You may save a life.

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