PALMDALE – Less than a week after 52 motorists were cited as part of a “Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation” in Lancaster, a similar operation was conducted in the city of Palmdale.
On Wednesday, June 4, extra deputies were on duty in Palmdale 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 results of the Specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation in Palmdale are as follows:
- 31 vehicle stops
- 6 motorcycle stops
- 23 vehicle drivers cited for various primary causal factor violations
- 3 motorcyclists cited for various primary causal factor violations
- 2 suspended / revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court
- 2 vehicles were impounded for 30 days
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.