Black Bike riders have a history in Baltimore that dates back to the early 1960s. The motorcycle clubs that were conceived then, have grown in to strong and proud adults today. However, fatalities among Baltimore’s Black bikers have jumped by 50 percent, since its humble beginnings in the 60s.
Time magazine has recently published an article that has surmised that Black bikers are 50 percent more likely to die in a crash than White bikers, even if they are wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The article was based on a study done by the American Journal of Surgery. The article explores racism due to and lack of health insurance as the culprits for this disparity. Keeping Baltimore Black Bikers Safe also believe that Police induced crashes and overzealous non-attentive drivers contribute to ending one too many motorcyclists’s lives.
Keeping Baltimore Black Bikers Safe is going to explore what keeps Baltmore’s Black bikers still riding, when several of their comrades have fallen? What safety precautions can be put in place and how can we make sure law enforcement officials are held accountable? Click on the links below to join Keeping Baltimore Black Bikers Safe on it’s journey.
Remembering Haines Holloway-Lilliston: Roommate and friend, Jeff Snow, reflects on the life of former Towson University football player, Haines Holloway-Lilliston. Holloway-Lilliston lost his life in a fatal motorcycle accident involving a Baltimore City Police officer.