California Highway Patrol Focuses on Biker Safety and Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents

by Staff Blogger | May 12th, 2015

Data shows that the number of California motorcycle accidents, injuries, and fatalities is growing each year. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicates that in 2013, a total of 475 people lost their lives in motorcycle collisions in our state—eight more fatalities than in 2012. Similar increases were seen in motorcycle injury counts. With numbers pointing towards the dangers of riding motorcycles, our California motorcycle accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers explain many groups are working to raise awareness about the importance of motorcycle safety. The CHP is one of the organizations spearheading this movement and they are doing so in several different ways. According to an article from the Orange County Breeze, officers are not only working to strictly enforce motorcycle and traffic safety laws over the next several weeks, but they are also talking to bikers at several motorcycle-related events. Officers say they will be conducting patrols that focus on enforcement of traffic safety laws, such as ensuring riders are wearing the proper safety gear, are not intoxicated, and are legally registered and licensed to ride. Law enforcement will also be on hand to talk with the public at the upcoming Motorcycle Night with the River Cats in Sacramento and the West Coast Thunder Memorial Day Bike Run in Riverside, California. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know the risks riding motorcycles can pose and our California personal injury lawyers are hopeful the efforts being made to reduce motorcycle numbers are a success.