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Motorcycle deaths down, slightly

By Kelsey Cochran

kcochran@henryherald.com

ATLANTA — Across the state, Georgia experienced slightly fewer motorcyclist fatalities in 2012 than in 2011, according to data released by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety this week.

According to the report, four of Georgia’s 286 motorcycle fatalities occurred in Henry County in 2012.

Motorcyclist fatalities nationwide saw a 9 percent increase in 2012, the data contained in the report indicated.

The data also shows that most motorcyclist fatalities in the state occurred in urban areas and in the foothills of Georgia's mountains.

Over the two-year period, that was included in this week’s report, Fulton County saw the greatest number of motorcyclist fatalities statewide.

Dekalb County saw a significant increase in the number of motorcyclist fatalities from 2011 to 2012.