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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 29th, 2020 :: 12:11 p.m. PDT


Motorcycle Safety Month

Nature of Incident: Motorcycle Safety Month
Location: Ventura County, Ca
Date & Time: May, 2020
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau
All Road Users Are Essential: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Ventura County, Ca. — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office encourages the community to think about the safety of riders on two wheels and look twice for motorcycles.
“While we should be staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand people need to get out once in a while and run essential errands,” says Captain Shane Matthews. “Don’t let safety on the road go by the wayside, whether you are on two wheels or four.”
With nearly 900,000 registered motorcycles in the state, many road users are going places without the same protections as drivers. Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than vehicle occupants.
To help protect you and your family, keep the following tips in mind while driving or riding:
Drivers Motorcyclists:
  • Always wear a DOT compliant helmet and protective gear like gloves and leather clothing.
  • Consider adding reflective tape to your clothing to make it easier for other drivers to see you.
  • Keep your lights on at all times, even during the day.
  • Don’t assume drivers see you: signal well in advance before changing lanes and watch for turning vehicles.
Lastly, never drive/ride under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Remember, we are all in this together, even if we are told to stay apart.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Prepared by: Sgt. Paul Richards  
News Release Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Paul Richards (805) 388-5132
[email protected]
Approved by:
Capt. Shane Matthews  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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