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WI calls for motorcycle safety awareness

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MADISON (WKOW) – Wisconsin transportation officials are reminding riders to be more cautious as the National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month arrives in May.

The state Department of Transportation says 116 people died last year while riding a motorcycle.  Officials say it is the highest number in the last 30 years and that most of the incidents occurred when riders were not wearing a helmet.

Officials say riders should obey traffic laws, share the road and watch for others on the road.  They recommend that riders double and triple check their positions before making a turn or changing lanes.

Motorists can participate in skills training courses available at motorcycle rallies, county fairs, local festivals and other events in more than 40 locations across Wisconsin.

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