CHICAGO (CBS) — With the weather warming up this spring, police were urging drivers to watch out for motorcycles, but some motorists said bikers also need to respect cars on the road.
Police across the Chicago area said motorcycles are easy for drivers to miss if they aren’t paying attention, but rider Mike Shaughnessy, of Bridgeport, said many drivers don’t give bikers any consideration.READ MORE: Alphonso Joyner, 23, Charged With Shooting And Killing 71-Year-Old Woom Sing Tse In Broad Daylight In Chinatown
“It’s unreal the way they act out there. They don’t have no respect for bike riders anymore. I mean, just be safe, riders, that’s all I can say,” he said.READ MORE: Booster Shot Clinic Being Held At Dirksen Federal Courthouse Starting Friday
Some drivers said they’ve been cut off or passed dangerously by motorcycles.
Police said if drivers and bikers treated each other with more respect, the roads would be safer.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warmup Ahead