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Motorcycle safety enforcement planned

POSTED August 12, 2011 9:27 p.m.

The Turlock Police Department will have 16 extra patrols on today, solely enforcing motorcycle safety related laws. 

Officers will be conducting traffic enforcement on traffic violations made by both motorcyclists and other vehicle drivers that can lead to motorcycle collisions, injuries and fatalities.

The Turlock Police Department conducted the first motorcycle safety enforcement day in July with education in mind. 

“This motorcycle safety enforcement day will be with enforcement in mind,” said Sgt. Neil Cervenka.

California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs.  The Turlock Police Department is also reminding all motorists to always be alert and watch out for motorcycles, especially when turning and changing lanes.

The detail is being paid for by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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