LETTERS: Require comprehensive driver training

— To the editor:

More people have access to scooters and are in the streets and roads (seldom on the sidewalks) around the Town of Lysander, the Village of Baldwinsville and the Town of Van Buren. These scooters are low to the ground and very difficult to see. They are even harder to see than motorcycles.

I believe it would be in the best interest of the towns, village and people on scooters and motorcycles if they were required by a law to have a flag of some type on the back of their equipment. This would make them a little more visible to car/truck traffic. Especially since there is a lot of truck traffic and speeding vehicles on Van Buren Road, Route 370 and Route 31 coming into the Village of Baldwinsville.

It would also be good to periodically print something in the newspapers reminding drivers to be more aware of scooters and motorcycles and reminding people to obey the speed limit signs.

Speeding vehicles and reckless drivers are becoming a very serious problem. A lot of people seem to have no concept of obeying speed limit signs and common courtesy when they get behind the wheel of their cars.

I live on Van Buren Road and constantly see cars, trucks and motorcycles speeding down the road, hearing the “crotch rocket” cycles speeding up and down Route 690, and coping with the increased tractor trailer traffic coming into Baldwinsville. These tractor trailers get to the four corners in the village and tie up traffic trying to turn right from Syracuse Street onto West Genesee Street or coming out of the Village and turning left onto Syracuse Street. Why are they even allowed to go through the village when there are several roads around the village, which should be and could be used?

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