Wisconsin’s motorcycle riders have been getting a head start with the warm weather this spring. As they begin hitting the roads in large numbers, state transportation officials are offering a reminder to “use their heads” about safety.
Motorcycling fatalities in Wisconsin were down last year, according to Greg Patzer of the DOT. But, he says there’s a troubling trend in the fact that 92-percent of those killed in crashes were not wearing a helmet at the time.
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Typically, Patzer says the numbers are closer to 65-percent. He says that big of a jump is “rather dramatic” and should be a call to action.
With an early start to the cycling season this year, Patzer is urging more bikers to voluntarily strap on a helmet.
John Colbert, WIBA