Florida bikers rally for safer roads

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A group of motorcyclists made their message loud and clear Monday, revving up their engines and heading to the Capitol.

Abate of Florida, a group who fights for the rights of bikers, held a rally in Tallahassee.

They say they're calling on state lawmakers to make roads safer when it comes to motorcycles.

The group is lobbying for two bills. Both would increase the criminal penalties for a moving violation that ends in serious bodily injury or death.

"We're having a real problem with people being killed by left hand turns, illegal left turns, running stop signs, running stop lights and then they turn around and only charge them for that. They don't charge them for vehicular homicide," said James Reichenbach, president for Abate of Florida.

They also pushed the message that it's important to vote, no matter who you choose, just vote.


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