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On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation released updated numbers concerning 2008 death by motor vehicle accidents in Minnesota. So far in 2008, 301 people have died, which projected out to 450 for all of 2008. Such a result would be a 15% reduction in road deaths from 2008.

Of concern in the report, is that deaths involving motorcycles were at 52 which is 9 behind the entire total for 2007. Other InjuryBourd bloggers have looked at the issue of increase motorcycle deaths on the roads:

Michael Myers Motorcycle Deaths Linked To Rising Gas Prices.

Mike SchneiderMotorcycle Crash Causes Serious Injury.

James SabatiniMotorcycle Deaths On The Rise.

Rob McKinneyMotorcycle Traffic Deaths Rise Again.

In the conclusion to their report, MDOT suggested that the reduction in overall deaths has been due to the increased use of seat belts, highway safety improvements, increased law enforcement, and higher gas prices reducing the number of people on the road.

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