Cav touts motorcycle safety
News from Killeen Daily Herald:

Cav touts motorcycle safety Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf | 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs Killeen Daily Herald |

Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provides motorcycle riders with experienced mentors to help stress the importance of safety while riding on a motorcycle.

“I’ve been riding motorcycles my whole life,” said Sgt. 1st Class Corey Cornell, “Hammer” Troop’s motorcycle mentor. “It’s great being a mentor for soldiers wanting to ride motorcycles. I’m able to teach them how to do it safely.”

Different reasons pull soldiers to the powerful, two-wheeled machines. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Clemans said he enjoys the flexibility the bikes offer.

“I like the idea of freedom,” said Clemans, the troop’s all-source intelligence te…………… continues on Killeen Daily Herald

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Long Beach Police release results of recent motorcycle safety effort
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On Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Motorcycle Safety Operation. During the five-hour operation each day, motor officers patrolled throughout the city looking for unsafe driving by motorcyclists as well as drivers who were operating vehicles unsafely around motorcycle riders. Officers took the following enforcement actions:

  • Cited thirty-four (34) motorcyclists for unsafe driving
  • Cited fourteen (14) drivers for unsafe drivingg
  • Cited fifteen (15) motorcyclists for non-DOT approved motorcycle helmetsg
  • Cited four (4) motorcyclists for not having a motorcycle endorsement on their licenseg
  • Cited six (6) motorcyclists for suspended licensesg
  • Cited three (3) drivers for not having a driver’s license

Motorcycle fatalities in California saw a phenomenal drop of 37% from 2008 to 2010, but then rose 23% by 2012. Operations like this are aimed at curbing rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward.

In Long Beach, there were 295 motorcyclists injured and 19 motorcycle fatalities during a three-year period from January 2011 to December 2013.

California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning, and impairment due to alcohol an…………… continues on Orange County Breeze

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