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Motorcycle safety trends headed the right direction as season comes to a close

Two riders sitting on motorcycles in front of an instructor in a parking lot during a training session.As you get ready to winterize your motorcycle, take some time to reflect on this year's season: Both the joy and freedom you experienced on the open road, and, just as importantly, any close calls and how you can avoid them next year.

Last year was the worst for motorcycle fatalities since 1985, with 82 deaths. Too many people left for a good time on a motorcycle ride and never made it home to their loved ones. We saw some improvements this year, but the experts at the  Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center (MMSC) believe there is room for improvement.

Learn more in our DPS blog.​

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