Police Stepping Up Motorcycle Safety Enforcement in California This Summer
Sacramento and the surrounding region provide an amazing setting for motorcyclists to get out and enjoy the open road. Unfortunately, California is also one of the most dangerous states in the country for motorcyclists.
Police officers in the Sacramento area will be stepping up enforcement of motorcycle safety regulations in targeted locations this summer. Law enforcement will be assigning extra officers to patrol areas of California that see a higher frequency of motorcycle accidents than average. This effort by police will target riders that are not obeying the rules of the road, which can lead to devastating accidents.
The number of fatal motorcycle accidents in California has spiked over the past five years. In fact, deaths involving motorcyclists have increased by 28% in California since 2010. Here are some statistics that show just how serious this safety issue is for motorcycle riders in our state.
• In 2013:
453 motorcyclists were fatally injured in traffic accidents in California
• California had the3rd highest number of fatal motorcycle accidents out of any state in the country
• The number of motorcyclists that lost their lives in CA was the highest total in 5 years
California is one of 20 states in the country that enforces a universal helmet law. This means that all riders in California must be wearing their helmet at all times while riding. This is an important step towards protecting the health and safety of riders, but much more needs to be done in order to reduce the number of tragic and preventable motorcycle accidents that occur statewide every year.
Wear A Helmet & Proper Safety Attire
In addition to wearing a helmet and the proper safety equipment, motorcyclists should also take frequent safety training courses to hone their skills and learn new techniques to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident. Even experienced riders can benefit from motorcycle safety training.
The California Highway Patrol offers their California Motorcyclist Safety Program at more than 120 locations throughout the state. To learn more about the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and register for a class near you, click here.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call the experienced Sacramento Motorcycle Accident attorneys of Del Rio & Carichoff. When you call, you will receive a FREE, confidential consultation about your case. Our experienced legal team with speak with you for free and help provide the answers you seek.
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