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Easter weekend: 11 motorcyclists fatally crashed in Germany

Eleven motorcyclists were killed on German roads during the Easter weekend.
Many others have been wounded, the police said.

There were significantly more motorcycle accidents on German roads in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. Six people were killed in motorcycle accidents on the first weekend of April in North Rhine-Westphalia alone, the densely populated state bordering the Netherlands.

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According to the Federal Statistical Office, 699 of the 3,265 road deaths in Germany since February last year were motorcyclists. The police explains that excessive speed, lack of road knowledge and recklessness are common causes of severe accidents. Attracted by the good weather forecast for the easter weekend, many motorcyclists went out for a ride.

Please, be careful. Do not underestimate your skills. Do not underestimate the (foolish) actions of other road users. Your life is more important than bravoure and "being right". Update your skills by taking a few lessons in advanced motorcycling.

Photo by Djordje Petrovic