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If loud pipes save lives maybe it worked that we heard these morons

To The Daily Sun,

But just last week while driving from Meredith towards Holderness, an older man on a Harley with his also-older female passenger passed two cars in a no passing zone and almost caused an accident when he finally pulled back into his own lane just a dozen yards before he would have hit a VW bus that was frantically breaking — as were every vehicle behind him. We were doing the speed limit, but he just had to Live Free — or Die.

But wait — it gets better! After leaving Walter's Basin in Holderness on a warm, busy day with lots of boats and lots of pedestrians, we nearly got hit on a crosswalk by a pack of motorcycles who chose to ignore the folks entering the crosswalk from both sides of the street. If loud pipes save lives, maybe it worked that we heard these morons as they bombed down the street. I wish I'd had my own marine air horn to let these riders know our displeasure. But safety on crosswalks seems to be an issue in this area. Meredith is particularly bad, and Laconia is no safe haven.

It would simply be great if we could all make it home alive.

Alan Vervaeke

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