CHP to crackdown on motorcycle safety on 10 Freeway, Angeles Crest Highway

The California Highway Patrol plans to crack down on motorcycle safety Memorial Day weekend on Angeles Crest Highway and 10 Freeway, which have been identified by officials as two of the most dangerous roads for motorcyclists in Los Angeles County.
Officers will be out in force on the two roads Sunday looking for violations by both motorcyclists and drivers that pose a danger to two-wheeled travelers, CHP officials said in a a written statement.
The CHP recently received a grant to beef up patrols dealing with motorcycle safety.
“In Los Angeles County, State Route 2 and Interstate 10 have been identified as having the highest number of collisions involving motorcyclists, some fatal,” according to the CHP statement.
“Whether the cause of a collision is by a driver of a vehicle or the rider of a motorcycle, the rider always loses,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said.
“The goal of this increased enforcement is to save lives,” CHP Southern Division Chief Dan Bower added. “Every officer responding to a collision involving a motorcyclist fears the worst. Many riders do not wear proper protective equipment, which increases the likelihood of injury or death.”
The extra enforcement is being funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Administration.

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