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Sturgis kicks off in South Dakota

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The 77th annual sturgis motorcycle rally is underway in the Black Hills of Western South Dakota. 

Officials are expecting between 500,000 and 600,000 bikers this year, and public safety officials are reminding bikers and other motorists to stay alert.
In recent years, the most deadly rally was the 75th anniversary event in 2015, which drew a record 739,000 bikers and had 14 fatalities.
To try and prevent more fatalities, speed limits around Sturgis have been reduced for safety precautions, and temporary stop lights have also been added.

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