Motorcycles appear on Illinois roads in full force in late spring and summer after riders are dulled by months of skill inactivity. Increased bike volume also surprises car and truck drivers who had the roads to themselves during months of unfavorable weather.
A defendant recently apologized to a court in southern Illinois. The 44-year-old man said he hoped victims and their families could forgive him for causing a fatal motorcycle accident. The convicted man did not address the history of DUI offenses that made him a repeat negligent driver.