State raising awareness of deadly motorcycle crashes

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is urging drivers to stay alert on the roads.

Fatal motorcycle crashes were up 52% in 2021 with 201, compared to the 132 fatal crashes reported in 2019, according to a study from UAlbany’s Rockefeller College.

The warmer weather means more motorcycles on the road. The state says drivers and riders must share the road and be vigilant.