Another interesting bit from News of the Weird
Forget the slogan about seeing motorcycles, it should be "Start Seeing Bathtubs"
In April, near New Orleans, motorcyclist Charles Warren, minding his own business in the left lane of Interstate 12, was hit by a bathtub (which had fallen from a pickup truck in the right lane) and was hospitalized with severe injuries. [Reuters, 4-11-07] [Times- Picayune, 4-9-07]
I have to admit that I quite frankly detest the slogan, "Start Seeing Motorcycles." I don't have anything against them, even though I've never driven one myself. It's just that I usually do pay attention when motorcycles are around, and I would estimate that at least 80% of the time I do see them, they are doing something illegal, idiotic, or just plain dangerous. If they don't want me to do something stupid and take them out, then don't pass me, and 3 other cars, doing about 90 when you're in a no-passing zone on a hill and you don't know if a car is coming.