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Posted on: May 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:May 3, 2021Time:2:10 PM
Incident Date:Month of MayTime:N/A
Incident Location:Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joe Narciso
File Number(s):N/A


Update:

On May 12, 2021, in the evening hours, deputies conducted a Motorcycle-safety enforcement operation in the city of Moreno Valley. Deputies enforced violations made by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of crashes. The results of the operation are as follows:

  • 31 traffic citations were issues to drivers for hazardous violations
  • 4 citations were issued to motorcyclists
  • 2 reckless motorcyclists were apprehended.
  • 1 driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
  • 1 driver was cited for not having a valid driver license
  • 1 motorcyclist was cited for not having a proper M1 endorsement

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.

Details:

Moreno Valley, Calif. – The Moreno Valley Sheriff Station will have extra deputies out on patrol during the month of May at various hours of the day looking for violations made by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of crashes.

With nearly 900,000 registered motorcycles in the state, many road users are going places without the same protections as drivers. Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than vehicle occupants.

To help protect you and your family, keep the following tips in mind while driving or riding:

Drivers

  • Always check twice for motorcycles, looking at all mirrors and blind spots
  • Motorcycle riders have the same rights to the road as other vehicles. Allow motorcycles to always use the full width of a lane
  • Never follow a motorcycle too closely. Always keep a safe distance
  • If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, be careful. The rider may have forgotten to turn the signal off. Be sure that the rider is turning before proceeding

Motorcyclists

  • Always wear a DOT compliant helmet. Learn how to identify a safe helmet that fits on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website
  • Wear appropriate gear like leather clothing, boots with nonskid soles and gloves. Consider adding reflective tape to your clothing to make it easier for other drivers to see you
  • Ride defensively. Don’t assume a driver can see you. Try staying out of a driver’s blind spot
  • Always keep your lights on, even during the day
  • Signal well in advance before changing lanes and watch for turning vehicles

Lastly, both drivers and riders should never drive/ride under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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