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Hundreds of Bikers Rally at Capitol

April 14th, 2008 by flanews

It was all boots and leather Monday around the Capitol. Hundreds of bikers rode right up to the Capitol courtyard to talk about issue facing them. Their lobbying has already paid off. Earlier this month a bill to allow authorities to confiscate speeders’ bikes lost a lot of its bite after bikers addressed several committees. Now bikers want stiffer penalties for drivers that hit motorcycles.

“We just want to be citizens like everybody else. We pay our taxes, we raise our families. There’s no right for you to run over us and kill us and then get an 82 dollar fine. And the difference between a car and a motorcycle on fines is just ridiculous. If a car hits someone and kills them, they get them for manslaughter. If they hit us, they charge them 82 dollars, pat them on their back, and send them on their way,” said Doc Reichenbach.

Bikers held a press conference and read a list of fellow bikers killed on Florida roads.

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