Authorities Urge Motorcycle Safety

EASTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are urging motorcycle operators and automobile drivers to use caution to prevent more fatal crashes.

Troopers say that while this year as seen fewer fatal motorcycle accidents than this time last year, three fatal incidents in the past two weeks around the Eastern Shore prompted the warnings.

Maj. Jerry Jones, assistant chief of the Maryland State Police field operations bureau, urged motorcyclists to make sure they can be seen. Other drivers are urged to be on the alert for motorcyclists.

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