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RBC I To date, there have been 58 motorcyclist deaths in Colorado this year, nearly a 14 percent increase over this time last year when 51 deaths had been recorded, according to preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Of those 58 motorcyclists killed, 34 were not wearing helmets.
In 2015, motorcyclist fatalities hit an all-time high in Colorado with 105 deaths. A report published by the Governors Highway Safety Association suggests this increase is a problem faced nationwide; motorcyclist fatalities in the United States for 2015 have increased by an estimated 10 percent over 2014.
CDOT is responding with a new safety campaign targeting drivers.
The social awareness campaign launched this week and runs through Labor Day delivering an important safety message—“look twice for motorcycles”—during peak riding season and throughout the year.