This is in response to a May 26 letter regarding motorcycle riders on Maui: The May 8 crash was caused by a driver turning left in front of the motorcycle rider, who legally had the right of way.
Judging from the letter writer's sweeping comments regarding motorcycles and the people who ride them, he makes it sound as if we go around looking for people to crash into just to annoy him.
As one of the people he so broadly condemns, I can assure him, with the level of driving on Maui roads, it's not a matter of if but when I will get in an accident. I am constantly amazed at the activities going on in the cars I zoom past: Kids jumping all around the car; cellphone use/texting is rampant; clearly unsafe/unregistered vehicles moping along in the left lane; garbage trucks, cement mixers and school buses in the passing lane.
I'm just flying by you to get to the clear part of the road, away from the sideshow on the roads of Maui. And yes, I am wearing a helmet, for all the good it did last guy.
The vehicle to watch out for is the one behind the car in front of you.
Jeffery A. Barnes