Motorcycle Deaths Increasing 10 Jul 13

A total of 26 motorcyclists have now been killed on Minnesota roads this year, compared to 18 at this same time in 2012. The state Public Safety Department’s Bruce Gordon says that some factors in the fatal crashes have been driver error, failure to negotiate a curve, and a couple of deer-motorcycle crashes. Gordon says that about half of the motorcyclists killed in crashes this year were over the age of 50, while about a third were under 30. Motorcycle ridership in Minnesota is at an all-time, with more than 237,000 registered motorcycles and over 405,000 licensed operators.