Day: October 12, 2021

MSHP says motorcycle fatalities are up by 414%; Springfield father says helmet saved his son’s life

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D says motorcycle fatalities are up by 414% from last year.

Troop D says 72 motorcyclists who died in crashes this year did not have helmets on. Under Missouri law, motorcyclists 26-years-old and older are not legally required to wear helmets anymore.

One Springfield father is still encouraging other riders to wear their helmets on the road. Scott Taylor’s son Trey got into a motorcycle wreck back in February. Taylor said he would have lost his son if he had not been wearing a helmet.

“It saved his life,” Scott Taylor said. “No helmet, he’s dead on the scene. Probably instantly.”

The incident left Trey with broken bones all over, a destroyed femur, and most concerning, traumatic brain injuries. He has been recovering for the last several months.

”Trey is doing pretty well,” Taylor said. “He’s progressing as well as the

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Aiken man dies after motorcycle crash; crash under investigation


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A 54-year-old Aiken man died after crashing his motorcycle Sunday morning, according to a statement from the Aiken County coroner.

Billy J. Hallman was pronounced dead at Augusta University Medical Center at 12:25 p.m. Monday.

Hallman crashed his motorcycle at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday on Wheat Road near Redds Branch Road in Aiken, according to the coroner’s office. Hallman ran off the right side of the road, lost control and crashed.

The coroner’s office is still investigating the incident and is waiting the results of a toxicology analysis. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is also investigating the crash.

This story was originally published October 12, 2021 9:44 AM.

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Kawasaki announces its motorcycles to go all-electric by 2035

The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has announced that by the year 2035, it will only sell electric motorcycles in developed countries.

The timeline is one of the farthest set for a shift to electric vehicles, and the commitment leaves room for the continued sale of gas-powered motorcycles in developing countries.

But it represents a major promise from the company, which has yet to put a single production electric motorcycle on the road.

We only learned of Kawasaki’s electric motorcycle aspirations two years ago when the company unveiled an electric motorcycle concept at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show.

It confirmed what we had learned from patent applications filed by Kawasaki, in which the motorcycle manufacturer appeared to be playing around with an electric Ninja 400 featuring swappable batteries.

At the time of the EICMA unveiling, we could tell the electric bike prototype was based on a Kawasaki Ninja, but had very

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