The motorcycle facility rate in Mississippi is rising at an alarming rate and safety instructors are looking at ways to lure motorists to certified motorcycle safety classes as a way to help reduce the number of deaths each year.
With 55 motorcycle fatalities in 2006, Mississippi led the nation in motorcycle-related deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles. The state had just 39 deaths in 2005.
Mississippi is one of two states without safety training requirements, merely requiring riders to pass a 25-question written exam and 15-20 minute driving exam administered by the Department of Public Safety in order to get a license.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American,
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