Motorcyclists are aware they are among a group of road users, like bicyclists and pedestrians, most vulnerable to crash injuries. Most vehicles on California roads are bigger than motorcycles and, by far, outweigh them. Bike riders also lack the protective shell cars and trucks offer, which increases the risk and severity of damages.
A 22-year-old female driver lost control of a Dodge Durango in October on an East County Road. The woman was not impaired, but witnesses said the SUV was racing along at a speed well above the posted 5 -mph limit. One of the drivers who noticed the Durango was a Border Patrol agent, who passed the vehicle and turned around after seeing evidence of a crash.