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Motorcycle Checks in RPV on Sunday

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will up enforcement in areas frequented by motorcyclists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extra deputies will patrol areas in Rancho Palos Verdes frequented by motorcyclists and crack down on traffic violations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Department’s Risk Management Bureau/Traffic Services Detail will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation in the city.

"Deputies will be cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists as well as other vehicle drivers that can lead to motorcycle collisions, injuries, and fatalities," according to a Department statement released Tuesday.

According to the release, "motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise in California, increasing 175 percent in the last decade, from 204 killed in 1998 to 560 killed in 2008."

Department officials encouraged motorists to be alert and watch out for motorcycles, in addition to urging riders to seek proper training.

Riders can get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at www.CA-msp.org or 1-877-743-3411.

robin August 13, 2011 at 08:07 PM
Shouldn't just do motorcycle checks. They're more alert than most drivers here as most are oblivious to their surroundings when driving. Need to crack down on foreign drivers...they're the ones that can't drive.
MKKD August 14, 2011 at 04:43 PM
Motorcycles are noisy and loud. I have never understood why their noise is tolerated by law enforcement . Otherwise they don't bother me except their operators are at great risk of serious injuries when involved in an accident.

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