**Record Numbers of Motorcycling Fatalities in Wisconsin, Minnesota **
More motorcyclists have died in 2003 in Wisconsin than any year for the past two decades. The toll has passed 100 in Wisconsin. Minnesota's deaths are the higher than they have been for 15 years. Sales, miles ridden, and new Class M license issuances are up, but 75 percent of the Wisconsin fatalities, including the passenger that was number 100 fatality, also weren't wearing helmets. In Wisconsin, 57 percent of the fatal accidents were single-vehicle crashes. The average age of the fatally injured riders is also increasing.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI
KARE TV, MN
St. Paul Pioneer Press, MN
The Milwaukee Channel, WI