Cooperative weather means motorcycle accidents on the rise
This year's mild winter has caused many people to pull out their motorcycles out of storage a little earlier than usual, but that has also caused an increase in the amount of crashes involving motorcycles so far this year. Because of that increase of riders on the road during what are usually colder months, officials are seeing an almost 70 percent increase in motorcycle crashes. The number of injuries is up by 75 percent, and fatalities are up by almost 45 percent. With even more motorcyclists hitting the road for the spring, state police are encouraging all drivers to be even more cautious including keeping your distance and looking in your blind spot.