Police Warn: Watch, Respect Motorcycles
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 26, 2013 @ 6:10PM
Created on July 26, 2013 @ 5:31PM
An estimated 60,000 bikers are invading the area this weekend. They're here for MountainFest, which is billed as one of the largest motorcycles rallies on the east cost.
This is the ninth year for the rally, and in the eight previous years police said they've only had a handful of minor accidents involving the motorcycles. Police want to keep it that way this year as well.
The rally is taking place at Mylan Park, which is just outside of Star City.
Star City Police Chief, Vic Propst said drivers need to remember motorcyclist have as much right to be on the road as anyone else. He also mentioned drivers need to be careful because motorcycle riders don't usually come with as much protection as other drivers.
"There's no more aggressive personalities on motorcycles then there is on motor vehicles," Propst said. "These people work everyday and come in for a festival and they follow the festivals. They're ordinary people."
There's also a huge parade that comes with an annual parade. Police have sent out a traffic advisory about that parade. To read the full press release concerning traffic delays, click here.
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