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LASD - Compton Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 :: 05:45 p.m. PDT

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#LASD Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement, Compton and Cerritos

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages drivers and riders to share the road. 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have extra deputies out on patrol Friday, May 24, 2019, in the Cities of Compton and Cerritos, looking for violations made by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of crashes.
 
The motorcycle safety enforcement operation aims at educating both motorcyclists and drivers on the rules of the road.
 
Motorcycle fatalities have jumped dramatically in California over the past decade. In 2017, there were 576 people killed in motorcycle crashes statewide, up nearly 17 percent from 494 in 2015. Over the course of the past 3 years, motorcycle involved collisions have resulted in 47 fatal and 895 injury crashes in the cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
 
Drivers should be alert for motorcyclists, as many motorcycle crashes are caused when drivers do not see them. Check your mirrors and blind spots, especially when merging, turning or changing lanes.
 
Riders should make themselves visible by wearing brightly colored, protective clothing and keeping lights on during the day. Riders should also change lanes only when there is enough room and always wear a Department of Transportation compliant helmet.
 
Although lane splitting is now legal, motorcyclists should be extra careful traveling between lanes, avoiding the practice next to large vehicles like big rigs, buses and motorhomes, and factoring in lane width, traffic flow, and roadway conditions.
 
All motorcycle riders, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to enroll in the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at http://www.californiamotorcyclist.com/  or calling 1-877 RIDE-411 (1-877-743-3411).
 
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.
 
MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Robert L. Hill at 323-890-5480 or via email at RLHill@lasd.org.
 
Forwarded by:
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 
Hall of Justice - First floor  
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