The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station performed a safety operation on March 25. Officers focused on educating motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists about steps that they can take to stay safe. They also let them know their responsibilities and reminded them of the traffic rules that they're supposed to follow. By the end of the 10-hour operation, 34 individuals had been cited for various traffic laws violations.
Last month in February in Escondido, California, a pedestrian was hit and killed by an 86-year-old woman driving a gold 2008 Toyota Corolla. The motorist stayed at the scene and waited for the police to arrive. Alcohol was not a factor in this fatal accident.
Many California teens are motivated to take to the road on a motorcycle for much the same reasons adults are. They appreciate the freedom that riding alone on a motorcycle without the shell of a car affords them. Since teens have far less experience on the road, they're at an increased risk of getting hurt out on the road. There are steps that they can take to reduce their risk of getting injured, however.
Many major cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., have launched initiatives in recent years aimed at encouraging area residents to consider walking or riding their bikes to get around.
During the last few weeks of winter, there have been some interesting weather patterns in southern California and other parts of the country. They've even brought unseasonably cold weather and snow to Los Angeles. This may have kept you from taking your motorcycle out for a joyride or from taking that cross-country trip that you've long been planning. If it has, then you'll want to thoroughly inspect your bike before you ride it again.
While every motorist has to take a driver's exam before they're given their California motorcycle license, few motorcyclists take an in-depth classroom-style course before getting those licenses. Research suggests that if they did, there would be far fewer motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles and other parts of the state.