Older Bikers Risk Greater Injuries in Crashes

Attention all you aging “Easy Riders” – according to a new study, motorcyclists 60 or older were three times more likely to end up in a hospital with severe injuries than were riders in their 20s and 30s. Middle-aged riders, 40 to 59,  fared somewhat better but were still 66 percent more likely to sustain serious injury than were younger bikers, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Brown University study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, looked at 1.5 million …

Hog Riding AARP Volunteer on a Mission…

Hey – greetings from Terri Worman, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach in Illinois. Question: What do Kegel’s Harley-Davidson in Rockford, a royal blue 2012 Street Glide, and the AARP Driver Safety program have in common? The answer is Illinois’ own Driver Safety Zone 5 Coordinator Betty Kraft-Hartman, age 69, from Freeport, IL. Betty has been riding motorcycles since 1978 and has logged 400,000 miles along the way. Her new 2012 Harley Street Glide already has 21,000 miles on …