Increased Motorcycle Fatalies Prompt Safety Campaign

A spike in motorcycle fatalities this summer has prompted the Kentucky State Police to mount a campaign focusing on safety.

It's not certain whether this year's increase in deaths can be linked to more motorcyclists on the road or riders not wearing their helmet, because Kentucky doesn't have a helmet law.

State troopers will be trained to teach motorists about sharing the road, driving sober and older motorcycle riders.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motorcycle accidents across the country has increased each year since 1997.


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