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Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Spiking in Missouri

(Missourinet) In 2020, Governor Parson signed a bill into law that lets some Missourians ride their motorcycles without a helmet. Jon Nelson, with the Missouri Transportation Department, says the state has experienced a drastic increase in the number of motorcyclists killed this year in traffic crashes.

Nelson says 77 unhelmeted motorcyclists have been killed so far this year compared to 17 in 2020.

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