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.