OCSD: OCSD to conduct motorcycle safety enforcement measures in San Juan Capistrano

July 21, 2021

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, approx. (JULY 21, 2021): The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol Saturday, July 24 in the city of San Juan Capistrano looking for offenses by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of accidents.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, approx. (JULY 21, 2021): The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol Saturday, July 24 in the city of San Juan Capistrano looking for offenses by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of accidents.

With nearly 900,000 motorcycles registered in the state, many road users travel to places without the same protections as drivers. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in crashes than vehicle occupants.

With nearly 900,000 motorcycles registered in the state, many road users travel to places without the same protections as drivers. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in crashes than vehicle occupants.

To protect yourself and your family, keep the following tips in mind when driving or riding:

To protect yourself and your family, keep the following tips in mind when driving or riding:

Conductors:

Conductors:

• Always double check for motorcycles in your mirrors and blind spots

• Always double check for motorcycles in your mirrors and blind spots

• Use your signal when changing lanes

• Use your signal when changing lanes

• Never follow a motorcycle too closely. Always keep a safe distance

• Never follow a motorcycle too closely. Always keep a safe distance

• At an intersection, leave enough space before turning.

• At an intersection, leave enough space before turning.

Motorcyclist:

Motorcyclist:

• Always wear a DOT compliant helmet and protective gear such as gloves and leather clothing.

• Always wear a DOT compliant helmet and protective gear such as gloves and leather clothing.

• Consider adding reflective tape to your clothing to make it easier for other drivers to see you.

• Consider adding reflective tape to your clothing to make it easier for other drivers to see you.

• Keep your lights on at all times, even during the day

• Keep your lights on at all times, even during the day

• Don’t assume drivers see you: signal well in advance before changing lanes and watch for turning vehicles.

• Don’t assume drivers see you: signal well in advance before changing lanes and watch for turning vehicles.

• Although lane dividing is legal, this practice is not encouraged at high speeds in fluid traffic, or between large vehicles such as large trucks and motorhomes.

• Although lane dividing is legal, this practice is not encouraged at high speeds in fluid traffic, or between large vehicles such as large trucks and motorhomes.

All riders, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to enroll in the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at http://www.californiamotorcyclist.com/ or by calling 1-877 RIDE-411 (1-877-743-3411). Funding for motorcycle safety enforcement operations is provided by a grant from the California Bureau of Highway Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All riders, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to enroll in the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at http://www.californiamotorcyclist.com/ or by calling 1-877 RIDE-411 (1-877-743-3411). Funding for motorcycle safety enforcement operations is provided by a grant from the California Bureau of Highway Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


This press release was produced by Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.


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