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We're reminding drivers, motorcycle riders & cyclists to share the road
Warmer weather is here and a lot more motorcycles and bicycles are hitting the road.
With May being Motorcycle and Bicycle Awareness Month, we're reminding drivers, motorcycle riders and cyclists to share the road and look out for one another.
WPD will have extra officers on patrol this month looking for drivers, motorcycle riders and cyclists breaking the rules of the road and increasing the risk of crashes. Some of those violations include failing to yield, speeding, improper turning, riding a bike on the wrong side of the road or not following stops signs or signals.
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind before heading out:
Funding for the bicycle safety enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In 2017, nearly 600 people were killed in motorcycle crashes statewide- that’s almost a 17 percent increase from 2015.
We always encourage motorcycle riders, new and experienced, to enroll in the California Highway Patrol’s motorcycle training course. For more information, visit californiamotorcyclist.com