Random Traffic Observations

(1) That headline just appeared on the Star-Telegram web site. There seems to be at least one motorcycle death per week. And considering how the Ninja type bikes swerve in and out of traffic in the metroplex, I'm not sure why there aren't more. (The Harley guys don't speed. They just irritate with sound.)
(2) I'm seeing more and more of a phenomenon between Decatur and Rhome: Big rigs pulling onto 287 (in either the right or left lane) and traveling at a snail's pace until they gear up. The normal traffic ends up hitting their collective brakes or weaving around them. I saw both lanes jammed up the other day by two trucks doing it at the same time.