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Motorcycle Safety Details To Be Conducted In El Cajon

Post Date:05/06/2019

Motorcycle Safety Details To Be Conducted In El Cajon

Post Date: 05/06/2019 1:30 PM

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Notification of Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Details

DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: May 10th and May 24th, 2019, 12:00-8:00 pm

LOCATION OF INCIDENT: City of El Cajon, California 

RESUME OF INCIDENT:

 El Cajon Police Department Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

El Cajon Police Department encourages drivers and riders to share the road

The El Cajon Police Department will have extra officers out on patrol May 10th and 24th from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM looking for violations made by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of crashes.

These motorcycle safety enforcement operations aims at educating both motorcyclists and drivers on the rules of the road.

Motorcycle fatalities have jumped dramatically in California over the past decade. In 2017, there were 576 people killed in motorcycle crashes statewide, up nearly 17 percent from 494 in 2015. Over the course of the past two years (2017-2018), motorcycle involved collisions have resulted in 5 fatal and 75 injury crashes in the City of El Cajon.

Drivers should be alert for motorcyclists, as many motorcycle crashes are caused when drivers do not see them. Check your mirrors and blind spots, especially when merging, turning or changing lanes.

Riders should make themselves visible by wearing brightly colored, protective clothing and keeping lights on during the day. Riders should also change lanes only when there is enough room and always wear a Department of Transportation compliant helmet.

Although lane splitting is now legal, motorcyclists should be extra careful traveling between lanes, avoiding the practice next to large vehicles like big rigs, buses and motorhomes, and factoring in lane width, traffic flow, and roadway conditions.

All motorcycle riders, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to enroll in the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at http://www.californiamotorcyclist.com/  or calling 1-877 RIDE-411 (1-877-743-3411).

Funding for motorcycle safety enforcement operations are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

COMPLETED BY:

Lt. Stephen Kirk

El Cajon Police Department

Metropolitan Division

REVIEWED BY:

Sgt. Steve Paz

El Cajon Police Department

Traffic Unit

DATE/TIME: 05-06-19 @ 1:00 pm

Jeff Davis

Police Chief

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