Report: Indiana motorcycle, alcohol-related deaths up

 Friday, August 16, 2013

 Evansville Courier & Press

Researchers say Indiana roads were more deadly last year for motorcyclists and for people driving after drinking. The report by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute’s Center for Criminal Justice Research found a 28 percent increase in motorcycle fatalities in 2012 over a year earlier. It says the state had 146 fatal collisions involving motorcycles or mopeds last year, resulting in 151 deaths. The report found that overall there were more than 4,000 collisions involving motorcycles or mopeds, a 15 percent increase over 2011.