LANCASTER – Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department conducted a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the city of Lancaster.
The purpose of the specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation was to continue LASD’s commitment to lowering deaths and injuries in traffic collisions.
Extra deputies were on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Deputies were looking for drivers and riders under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists, as well as other vehicle drivers, that could lead to motorcycle collisions, injuries, and fatalities.
The operation resulted in:
- 52 vehicle stops
- 52 vehicle drivers cited for various primary causal factor violations.
The message to all drivers and motorcyclists is: share in the responsibility and do your part by safely “sharing the road.”
Riders can get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at www.CA-msp.org or 1-877 RIDE 411 or 1-877-743-3411.
Funding for the operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
(Information via press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.)