Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Culver City Police Department
Thursday April 25th, 2019 :: 05:48 p.m. PDT

Advisory

***May is National Motorcycle Safety Month***

PRESS RELEASE
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                April 25, 2019           
 
CONTACT: Sergeant Solve Loken, (310) 253-6260, solve.loken@culvercity.org
 
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Drivers are encouraged to “Share the Road”
 
Culver City, Calif. — The warmer weather means a lot more motorcycles will be out on the road across California. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Culver City Police Department is taking the opportunity to remind drivers and motorcycle riders to share the road and look out for one another.
 
“Motorcycle riders are harder to see,” the Culver City Police Department Chief Bixby said. “Drivers and riders should take extra precautions by keeping their distance and watching their speed.”
 
With nearly 900,000 registered motorcycles in the state, Californians enjoy a hobby that can be challenging.  Motorcycles do not offer the same protections as a car or truck in the event of a crash. In 2017, 576 people were killed in motorcycle crashes statewide, a nearly 17 percent increase from 2015.
 
The Culver City Police Department offers these best safety practices for drivers and motorcycle riders:
 
Drivers:

  • Check your mirrors and blind spots. Make sure your vehicle’s rear and side-view mirrors are adjusted properly.
  • Use your signal when changing lanes. If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, make sure the motorcycle is turning before proceeding.
  • Slow down behind motorcycles and keep your distance.
  • Never share a lane with a motorcycle.
  • Be aware of motorcycles lane splitting, which is legal. Give riders enough room to pass.
  • Always look twice at intersections and allow enough space for a motorcycle to clear the roadway before making a turn.
Motorcyclists:
  • Always wear a helmet, bright colors and protective gear.
  • Use your turn signal at every lane change or turn.
  • Turn lights on even during the day.
  • Keep your distance.
  • Consider the width of lanes, roadway and weather conditions when lane splitting.
  • Avoid lane splitting next to larger vehicles such as big rigs, buses and motorhomes.
  • It is more dangerous to split lanes at higher speeds. It is safer to split between the far-left lanes.
The Culver City Police Department encourages all motorcycle riders, new and experienced, to enroll in the California Highway Patrol’s motorcycle training course. For more information, or to find a training site near you, visit www.californiamotorcyclist.com.
 
Funding for motorcycle safety enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 

Address/Location
Culver City Police Department
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-837-1221

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP CCPD followed by your message, to 888777

Submit an anonymous web tip

Navigate & Discover