Illinois has seen fewer motorcycle fatalities in 2014

SPRINGFIELD - According to Illinois Department of Transportation data, the state has seen a considerable decrease in motorcycle fatalities so far in 2014.

Between January and July of this year, 60 motorcyclists have been killed.  However, that's an approximate 30 percent decrease from the same time period last year.

However, the Illinois Secretary of State's Office has released data that shows there was a decrease in the number of motorcyclists in the state this year, from 360,883 registered motorcycles last year to 360,188 this year.

 According to Bob Myers, a legislative coordinator for a motorcyclist right group, people should also consider the number of motorcyclists on the road, instead of only paying attention to the number of riders killed.

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