Don Bauder 8 p.m., Sept. 1
Police to conduct motorcycle safety crackdown
El Cajon Police are conducting a “motorcycle safety enforcement operation” today throughout the city, targeting both riders and drivers engaging in behaviors that put motorcyclists at risk.
After a steady drop in motorcycle-related accidents and deaths from 2008-2010, incidents have spiked sharply since, prompting the funding of such operations via a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning, and impairment due to alcohol and drugs,” according to Lieutenant Randy Soulard.
In addition to simple “sharing the road” tips like looking for motorcycles before turning or changing lanes, police are recommending all riders receive training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program.
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