So far this year, 23 motorcyclists have been killed on roads in the North East and North Yorkshire, according to figures released by the four local police forces.
- Northumbria: 6 deaths
- Durham: 5 deaths
- Cleveland: 1 death
- North Yorkshire: 11 deaths
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