I love traveling to far flung places, and when I do I like to penetrate deep into the places’ streets and culture. Speaking several languages (English, Spanish and French) helps me delve into the culture and mindset. But there are some things I never really “get” when I am abroad.
Take my recent trip to Morocco. Lovely country. Stunning landscape. Beautiful labyrinthine old walled cities (“Medinas”), home to mile after mile of colorful scent-laden souks and open market stands displaying gorgeous hand-crafted silverware, carpets, foods, spices, exotic dresses, handmade crafts, and zillions of other cool stuff. Gorgeous!
But as a humble Central New York injury lawyer, there was something more compelling that drew my attention — indeed my extreme caution: Motorcycles. They drove through the narrow crowded streets brushing by people and stalls as if they were slalom ski gates. I was afraid that if my wife or I took just one small step left or right while admiring the goods in the stalls, a motorcycle from behind would bowl us down. And, according to my Marrakesh taxi driver, that’s not an infrequent occurrence. Marrakesh’s Medina produces on average 10 motorcycle-on-pedestrian collisions a day!
Just look at this youtube video and see what I am talking about:
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Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
Central NY Personal Injury Lawyers
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