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LASD conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement in Norwalk on June 11

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have extra deputies on patrol Saturday, June 11th from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. looking specifically for violations made by drivers and motorcycle riders

The top primary crash factors for motorcycles are unsafe speed, improper turning, right-of-way violations, driving under the influence and unsafe lane changes. Speeding is the most common, accounting for nearly a third of all crashes in the state.

To help protect you and your family, keep the following tips in mind while driving or riding:
Drivers

  • Always check twice for motorcycles in your mirrors and blind spots.
  • Use your signal when changing lanes.
  • Never follow a motorcycle too closely. Always keep a safe distance.
  • When at an intersection, allow enough space before turning.

Motorcyclists

  • Always wear a lane splitting is legal, the practice is not encouraged at high speeds in free-flowing traffic.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will hold other motorcycle safety enforcement operations throughout the month of June.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This article was released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.