Following a record number of motorcycle deaths in the state last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be especially attentive to motorcycles. Motorcycle crashes were up 58 percent over the last four years in Colorado, with a record 125 deaths occurring in 2016. While motorcycles account for only 3 percent of registered vehicles in Colorado, motorcycle deaths represent over 20 percent of the yearly fatalities in the state. In an effort to prevent motorcycle deaths, drivers are reminded to always check their blind spots when changing lanes, or making a turn. Information on how to improve your motorcycle awareness is available here.