Bikers call for more penalties in response to deadly crashes

Published 07-19-2018

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah bikers vented their frustrations about the state of driving safety in response to an unprecedented number of deadly motorcycle crashes.

The Deseret News reports a group of about 30 motorcyclists met with law enforcement officials Wednesday in Midvale to discuss what they want Utah drivers to be aware of while on the road.

According to the state Department of Public Safety, 25 people have been killed in motorcycle crashes on Utah roads this year.

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce says the number of motorcyclist deaths is on pace to set a record in the state.

The Riderz Foundation, a motorcyclist advocacy group, hosted the Midvale meeting. Several bikers called for higher penalties and better enforcement of texting while driving laws.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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