April 19, 2014

Motorcycle deaths up in Wisconsin

More people are dying in Wisconsin this summer as a result of motorcycle crashes. State Department of Transportation Cycle Safety Coordinator Greg Patzer says there have been 15 more fatalities at this point in the year, compared to the same period in 2011.

So far, 72 people have died in motorcycle crashes around the state this year.

Patzer notes that the season for riders has been significantly longer this year compared to 2011. Warm weather in late winter gave motorcyclists a chance to get out on the road ahead of schedule, and conditions have been good for riders through much of the summer.

John Colbert, WIBA