Motorcycle accident deaths increase - - Jackson, MS

Motorcycle accident deaths increase

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Motorcycle deaths increased in 34 states. Fortunately Mississippi is not among them. We saw an 11% decrease in motorcycle deaths.

About 5,000 people nationwide were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2012.

Highway safety specialists say the increase is due to a couple of factors. They say the weather has improved in many areas of the country, and there's been a slight improvement in the economy.

Another concern for safety experts: The number of states requiring helmets has dropped from 26 to 19.

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