Albany Motorcycle Club Promotes Safe Driving Even After Operation Slowdown

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – The multi-state crackdown on reckless driving by law enforcement called “Operation Slow Down” ends Sunday, but there are still good reasons to continue staying aware of the limit of speed while driving on the road.

The motorcycle club,Xtreme Riderz» spoke with Candace Newman from WALB about reckless driving marked them forever.

Snake was this one-of-a-kind member. He loved. He loved his bike. When you see him, most of the time you see him on his motorcycle,” said member LaTasha “Fablouz” Brown. “He was the type of member any club would want.”

“Xtreme Riderz” meets regularly, but now with a missing rider.

Rashad Roberts was known as his rider “Snake”. He was also known for the work he did to save animals in Albany. He was part of the Albany Police Department Animal Control Unit.

“He was just so important. Regardless of Snake’s involvement, everyone knew he was just that guy,” Brown said.

Roberts was cycling across the Oakridge Drive Bridge in Albany in October 2019.

Investigators say a racing driver lost control of his car and hit Roberts head-on, killing him.

“You know, our lives have changed forever. I just remember getting the phone call about the accident,” Brown said. “Snake lost his life because someone decided to make the wrong choice.”

Three men were prosecuted in the case.

Xtreme Riderz and the animal shelter continue to host events throughout the year to honor The memory of the snake.

The group advocates that the community should remember to drive carefully when behind the wheel.

The Public Safety Department vows to continue to crack down on reckless drivers.

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