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2016 Riding Season Wraps Up, Fatalities are Down

​Snow and cold temperatures have moved in, and the 2016 riding season has wrapped up. Preliminary totals show 53 motorcyclists were killed in 49 crashes this year, down from the 61 motorcyclists killed at this time last year.

  • At least 31 of the riders killed were not wearing a helmet.
  • 17 of the fatal crashes involved the motorcycle alone.
  • 11 of the fatal crashes occurred while the motorcyclist was negotiating a curve.

Staying current with your training is one of the best ways to stay safe on the road. It's never too early to think about training for next year. MMSC basic, intermediate, advanced and expert courses are offered at locations around the state. Click here to read course descriptions. Some 2017 training site schedules are already posted and open for registration. All training site schedules will be posted and available for registration by Jan. 3, 2017.

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