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DMV urges caution for motorists and motorcyclists this fall

Crisp fall weather and colorful scenic routes are an undeniable call for motorcyclists to take a ride. In light of recent roadway trends, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding all motorcyclists and motorists to use caution.As of Nov. 4, 95 motorcyclists have died in crashes on Virginia roadways, a 17 percent increase compared to the same date last year, according to the DMV. In fact, more motorcyclists have already died in crashes this year than all of last year (87 motorcyclist fatalities in 2020).

Not only do motorcyclists and motorists share the road, but they also share the responsibility of taking proper precautions to keep roads safe for everyone.

Motorcyclists are considered vulnerable road users due to the size of their vehicles, and motorcycles lack a considerable amount of protection compared to larger vehicles on the road.

In a continued effort to decrease traffic fatalities, DMV offers the following safety tips for motorcyclists and motorists on t...

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