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Roadway Fatalities Decrease But Motorcycle Fatalities Drastically Increased For 2023

All News RSS Feed Front Page News State News Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

The number of roadway fatalities during 2023 across Missouri is a case of good news and bad news.

That’s according to the Missouri Department of Transportation which says preliminary data shows 989 fatalities occurred in 2023…a decrease of 6% compared to 2022. It’s also the first year to show a decrease from the previous year since 2019…that’s the good news.

The bad news, however, is that motorcycle fatalities have never been higher with 175 bike riders killed in 2023…a 14% increase over 2022.

A lack of seat belt use, distracted driving, speed, impairment and not wearing helmets while riding motorcycles continue to be the leading contributory causes of fatal traffic accidents across Missouri.

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Reporter Mike Anthony