Motorcycle Crash Increase: Are Bikers to Blame?

The Minnesota State Patrol says lack of participation in motorcycle safety classes could be to blame for a high number of rider deaths this year.

At least 31 motorcyclists have died on state roads.

That’s more than 18 percent of the state’s traffic deaths so far in 2015.

Safety classes are available for nearly half a million licensed riders but the Patrol says only around 400 have actually signed up.

State law doesn’t require the training.

Motorcycle riders say drivers are to blame for not paying attention to the bikers.