According to the midyear statistics of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), motorcycle deaths have increased by 15 percent compared to last year, the Journal Sentinel reported on July 3.
From January until June 30, the DOT was aware of 39 motorcycle accident deaths in Wisconsin compared to 35 deaths reported during the same months in 2014. This midyear motorcycle fatality rate was the highest in recent years, as the state observed a decline in deaths in 2013. The DOT’s Motorcycle Safety Program manager Greg Patzer stated that they are hoping there will be an improvement in the second half of 2015. Wisconsin had the highest number of motorcycle deaths in 2012, when the DOT recorded 44 fatalities in the first six months.
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