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New research shows the number of motorcycle collision fatalities are up in Indiana.  The Indiana University survey shows motorcycle crash fatalities were up 28 percent in 2012.

Also, the number of motorcycles or mopeds involved in collisions was up 15.6 percent in 2012 over 2011. There were 158 alcohol impaired driving fatalities, up almost 13 percent from 2011 and 2,112 injuries in 2012.

Despite that, the survey says Indiana seatbelt usage is seven points higher than the national average at 93.6 percent.  Finally, the number of young drivers involved in collisions continued on a downward trend in 2012.

Young driver involvement dropped 5.6 percent in 2012.  The information was compiled by the IU Public Policy Institute‘s Center for Criminal Justice Research.