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Redondo Police to Watch for Unsafe Motorcyclists this Weekend

Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur.

The Redondo Beach Police Department will be beefing up patrols in areas where motorcyclists have been known to crash. Patch file photo.
The Redondo Beach Police Department will be beefing up patrols in areas where motorcyclists have been known to crash. Patch file photo.
A press release from the Redondo Beach Police Department:

The Redondo Beach Police Department will be conducting a specialized motorcycle safety enforcement operations on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.

Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation.  

Motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37 percent from 2008 to 2010, but then rose 23 percent by 2012. Operations like this are aimed at curbing any more rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward.  

During the last 12 months, there have been 15 injury collisions involving motorcyclists in the Redondo Beach.  

California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs.

The Redondo Beach Police Department is also reminding all motorists to always be alert and watch out for motorcycles, especially when turning and changing lanes. Drivers should be aware that motorcycle lane splitting is not illegal if done in a safe and prudent manner.

Motorcycle riders should consult the Lane Splitting General Guidelines to learn more – www.ots.ca.gov/lanesplittinggeneralguidelines.pdf.  Riders can get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at www.CA-msp.org or 1-877 RIDE 411 or 1-877-743-3411. 
Just Me March 12, 2014 at 01:16 AM
Actually this detail may not happen at all. The department is currently down approximately 20+ officers because the Redondo Beach City Council, City Manager and the Mayor don't feel it is necessary to return Redondo Beach Police Department officers back to a decent wage. Officers gave up 6% of their pay several years ago, and still have not seen a return to their original wage, no raises, no cost of living increases, and lesser benefits. RB officers now make the lowest pay of any officers in the South Bay! Maybe Peter Grant can crawl out of that hole he resides in and get out there to do some enforcement. He can attach a sidecar and let Workman ride along with him......that is if Workman would actually show up for work!
Wolfman March 21, 2014 at 03:39 PM
they still make over $100,000 a year with overtime and have 3 days off a week with good benefits so why complain

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