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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday April 25th, 2019 :: 06:19 p.m. PDT

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement on Sunday, May 5, 2019, Malibu

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have extra deputies out on patrol on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in the City of Malibu, 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 950 fatal and 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 daylight. 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.

Riders are encouraged all motorcycle riders, regardless of skill level, 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:
Grace Medrano
Sheriff's Information Bureau - Newsroom 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 
211 West Temple Street, 
Los Angeles California 90012 
213-229-1700 
  
Website: http://www.lasd.org   


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Alex Villanueva, Sheriff 
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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
27050 Agoura Rd
Calabasas, CA 91301

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