MOTORCYCLE SAFETY: Widow speaks out after 5 die in 1 week
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Just this past week, her husband died in in a motorcycle crash — but although the pain of that loss is still raw, Yolanda Saxon wanted to share a simple message for anyone on the roads.

Despite having suffered such a devastating loss so recently, Saxon felt so strongly about the issue of motorcycle safety that the recent widow mustered a call to action: Always be mindful of your driving and those around you on the road.

“Someone came to my job and got me and just said, ‘You need to go to the hospital. He’s been in an accident and it doesn’t look good,’” Saxon recalled.

When she learned her husband, 49-year-old Latimothy Saxon, had been struck by a car on Penn Avenue and 23rd Avenue, she was shocked.

“It’s hard when you don’t have someone you’re used to coming home to, that cooks for you,” Saxon said.

Although her husband didn’t own a helmet, police say the driver that struck him had pulled onto Penn Avenue just as Latimothy Saxon and another biker approached the intersection. Latimothy Saxon died of his injuries at North Memorial Medial Center, but he was not the only one to die in a motorcycle crash last week. Five others were also killed in crashes.

“It’s really heartbreaking to see these kind of statistics happen to motorcyclists,” Michael Berger, a memb…………… continues on FOX 9 News

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With Americade in town, motorcycle safety a concern
News from Glens Falls Post-Star:

2014-06-05T23:30:00Z 2014-06-08T17:36:26Z With Americade in town, motorcycle safety a concern Glens Falls Post-Star

There will be many, many more bikers travelling local roads this week thanks to Americade, one of the country’s largest motorcycle rallies.

As anyone who rides will tell you, being on a motorcycle is just as dangerous as it is fun… mostly thanks to other motorists. 

Ben Zadrozny is the program manager for the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program. Throughout the week of Americade, he’ll be holding safety courses for riders of all experience levels looking to keep themselves, and their passengers safe by brushing up on their skills.

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