Police Officers Ride Motorcycles Too

Motorcycle Police officers have become more popular over the years, and while the exact number may not be known, you can probably get a feel with seeing more for them out there on the road. Unfortunately, with additional motorcycle police, come additional injuries and deaths. According to officer.com motorcycle collisions were ranked third in cause of death for officers. Now, even though it causes injury, and sometimes death, the number of fatalities has declined since 1969 when they changed the training, making it more comprehensive, so that the death toll would drop. According to ABC10.com of the 233 police officer deaths in the line of duty over one third of them were motorcycle wrecks. You might be asking yourself why they still train officers to ride motorcycles with so many fatalities. The reason is that they are able to get to places that police cars are too big for. So they are helpful in pursuits in a way cars cannot be. Hopefully the training continues to get more comprehensive, and the body armor continues to get better, so that the number of deaths will stay on trend to be lower.

Not to take away from the seriousness of the post, but I had to bring up one of the most famous motorcycle police riders, Ponch! I have not seen the remake of CHIPS, but the trailer does look funny! Enjoy the clip here.

Take That Chip and Dip It

It’s National Chip & Dip Day!!! Yes!!! So, of course, just the facts, first, as brought to us by Foodimentary.com:

The potato chip has been around since 1853.

 

It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.

 

The chips we use for dipping first became popular in the 50’s.

 

Really anything can be made into a dip: salsa, guacamole, cheese, hummus, even squash

 

Chips and salsa are probably the most well-known chip & dip, and the go-to for many of us. Have you ever made our own salsa? I have, and it can be a lot of work when done traditionally, here is a recipe if you are wanting to give it a go. If you are wanting quick and good, here is a different recipe. And for all of you you Pico de Gallo fans, I have one for your too, click here

 

I wanted to make sure everyone is covered for today, so I have also found a recipe for guacamole,  bean dip, and, last but not least, one for all of the Hummus lovers out there.

 

Whatever your preference, today is the day to indulge a little, and enjoy!