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Rise in the number of fatalities in motorbike accidents

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The number of motorbike accidents so far this year is slightly higher than the one recorded during the whole of 2010, in the same period. According to figures released by the DGT (Dirección General de Tráfico - Traffic Department) a total of 183 motorbike riders have been killed on Spanish roads so far this year.

Five of the first eight months in 2011 have seen more fatalities than in 2010. The provisional figures from the DGT show that overall 2011 has seen nine more fatalities than in the same period back in 2010.

In spite of the number of fatalities having fallen considerably over the last eight years the DGT insists on paying special attention to the road-safety of motorbike riders so as to lower the number of accidents involving motorbikes on the Spanish road network.

Weekends continue to be the worst period to ride a bike as this is when the highest number of fatalities are recorded. In spite of the high number of fatalities recorded among two-wheeled vehicle users the overall figures for road-users in general has fallen this year, by 11.3% compared to the same period back in 2010.

9/13/2011

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