Santa Monica is the latest community in the state of California to try to make the roads safe for motorcycles and other vehicles alike.
On Sunday, the Santa Monica Police Department will be cracking down on motorcycles that they find to be in violation of various traffic laws put in place to keep riders and other commuters safe. Extra emphasis will be placed on locales that tend to be a draw to motorcycles, and in turn, motorcycle accidents.
The operation is being labeled as the Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation. Not only are the cops going to be on the lookout for motorcyclists committing violations, but they’ll also be targeting other drivers whose driving habits increase the risk of collisions with the hard-to-see vehicles.
The California Office of Traffic Safety granted the money for Sunday’s operation. The crackdown is occurring a month after a fatal motorcycle crash along local Pico Boulevard. Officers are urging other drivers to be especially attentive to a motorcycle’s presence when in the process of switching lanes or turning a vehicle.
Motorcyclist deaths have drifted lower and lower in the past couple years, but police would like to see fatality and injury numbers go down even further, hence the operation on Sunday.
Considering the relative lack of safety features on motorcycles, I’m glad as a Roseville car accident lawyer to see any community do their part to increase safety along our roads. As a personal injury attorney in Roseville, I understand how vital such measures are to preserving the well-being of motorcycles and the general population as a whole.