Expert Offers Motorcycle Safety Tips
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By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter

SUNDAY, July 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For many people, a long holiday weekend means a chance for a long motorcycle ride. But, do you know all you need to know about motorcycle safety?

“The feeling you get while riding is indescribable; however, it can change in the blink of an eye,” riding enthusiast and registered nurse, Carol Bullard, cautioned in a Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center news release.

Bullard, who also teaches a motorcycle safety class, offers these tips for motorcycle riders:

  • Run through “what if” scenarios before you ride. What if a vehicle is at an intersection blocking your path? What if a dog runs out in front of your motorcycle? What will you do?
  • Wear a helmet. Check its fit and make sure it meets proper U.S. Department of Transportation standards.
  • Wear protective clothing. Long pants and sleeves can minimize road rash from accidents, especially if they’re armored, made out of leather, or both. And they can protect against sunburn. Closed-toed, over-the-ankle shoes or boots can prevent injuries to…………… continues on U.S. News & World Report

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Whittier police launch motorcycle safety enforcement campaign
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The Whittier Police Department has begun a month-long extra enforcement campaign aimed at improving motorcycle safety and reducing the number of injuries and deaths caused motorcycle crashes, officials said.

Throughout July, extra officers will be on patrol, focusing their efforts on areas frequented by motorcycles and where motorcycle crashes are known to occur, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.

“Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes,” according to the statement. “They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violation.”

In Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, five fatal motorcycle crashes and 87 injury motorcycle crashes have occurred within the past three years, officials said.

Funding for the campaign is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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