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Study: Pa. Motorcyclist Fatalities Increased In 2012; Del., NJ Fatalities Decreased

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The results of a new study says that motorcyclist fatalities have increased in the state of Pennsylvania.

The study, Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State done by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GSHA), compares motorcyclist fatalities in the U.S. between 2011 and 2012.

According to preliminary data, fatalities increased by 4.3 percent during the first nine months of 2012 across the country.

Results show that Delaware had one less fatality and New Jersey had 13 fewer fatalities in 2012 while Pennsylvania had 13 more fatalities than in 2011.

One reason given by the GHSA for the increase in fatalities in Pennsylvania was the “unseasonably warm weather in March and April” during 2012.

To see the full study visit: www.ghsa.org

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