The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and state Transportation Department are teaming up to provide motorcycle safety classes across the state. Officials created the program to help reduce the number of motorcycle fatalities and crashes.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers respond to vehicle accidents across the state daily, but lately they've noticed an increase in motorcycle crashes and fatalities.
State Highway Safety Office officials said 1,377 people were injured in motorcycle crashes in 2010. That same year, 75 people were killed in motorcycle wrecks.
In 2011, the number of fatalities increased to 94, according to accident data. READ ON