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Queensbury program training motorcyclists on key safety

June 03, 2019 07:37 PM

In 28 percent of deadly motorcycle accidents, the rider is drunk.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looks at the number of motorcycle deaths every year to see if they can be prevented.

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In 2014 and 2015, it was around 5,000 deaths. In 2016, it jumped two percent to almost 5,300. In 2017, it dropped by three percent.

The hope is the number keeps dropping.

However, what could be even more startling is that 29 percent of motorcyclists killed did not have the proper license required to drive one.

One group is doing their part to help.

Meet first time bikers that are part of a basic rider course with Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety in Queensbury, by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.

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