As a relatively new motorcyclist, I read with interest the article (April 16) on new motorcyclists and their higher risk of collisions. Then I turned the page to read the police reports.
I am always amazed at how many people drive under the influence - and these are just the ones we know about. I don't know what the current penalties are for driving under the influence, but I think there should be a "no tolerance" policy with immediate suspension of your license for a year and for the second offense, serious jail time.
I'm sure it's just a matter of time before I cross paths with one of these potential killers and I do hope I am lucky enough to escape the consequences.
Forestville has positives
Your negative reporting on Forestville is becoming tiresome.
We have a very well-maintained village - one of the best in Western New York. Our village workers are the best, which is the reason our town looks so good. They're always on the job.
As for the people who always complain, they are the same people who have complained for the last 25 years.
Here's my idea: if you can't say anything nice about our beautiful town, do not say anything at all.
Choking not part of DNR
A signed "Do Not Resuscitate" order does not mean one should not help a person who is choking.
Legally it is an advance directive to be followed when a person's heart stops and they are unable to communicate their wishes to refuse treatment. It is not when they are choking and not able to talk.
James Cook University Hospital's Medical Director said: "While we cannot comment - and it would be inappropriate - to discuss a patient's individual case, Do Not Resuscitate, or a DNR order is a written order from a doctor that resuscitation should not be attempted if a person suffers a cardiac or respiratory arrest.
A DNR order does not mean "do not treat." Rather, it means only that CPR will not be performed.