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Victoria Police alarmed by rate of motorcyclist deaths in 2016

Deaths involving motorcyclists on Victorian roads this year are almost double the normal rate in a trend that has police ‘significantly’ concerned.

While motorcycles make up just four per cent of registered vehicles in the state, riders traditionally make up 17 per cent of the road toll.

That rate is currently at 35 per cent.

‘If we keep tracking the way we’re going, at the end of the year we’ll have 75 lives lost from motorbikes,’ Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing Doug Fryer told Neil Mitchell.

‘That’s a number we shouldn’t have to see.’

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