Grove-sponsored motorcycle safety bill passes the Senate
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A bill aimed an increasing motorcycle safety is on its way to the governor’s desk for his signature.

The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township requires anyone seeking a Class M (motorcycle) junior driver’s license to complete a safety course. It cleared the state Senate Saturday.

The same bill also extends Philadelphia’s red light camera program by five years and allows it to be expanded to other parts of the state.

But don’t expect to see the cameras in York County anytime soon.

The bill allows for the expansion of the red light camera program into Pittsburgh and municipalities with populations of more than 20,000 residents in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, all of which are in suburban Philadelphia. The expansion does not apply to York County municipalities.

Cameras: The Philadelphia Automated Red Light Enforcement pilot program, which was set to expire at the end of June, was extended through June 15, 2017.

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LBPD Conducts Motorcycle Safety Operation
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Due to the rise in motorcycle-related accidents over the past decade, the LBPD conducts frequent safety enforcement operations focusing on motorcyclists. The latest resulted in the citation of over 45 violations.

Prompted by the fact that within the past decade, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of accidents though they account for only 1% of traffic, the LBPD has chosen to consistently conduct safety enforcement operations focused on these motorists.

The latest effort occurred on Saturday, June 30th and included saturated patrol units placed at undisclosed locations throughout the South and East divisions of the City. During the enforcement–the results of which were released on Friday–over 45 violations were cited including 15 helmet violations, ten motorcycle equipment violations, three, motorcycle moving violations, a motorcycle license endorsement violation and 20 vehicle moving violations. One motorcycle was also impounded.

The LBPD reminds riders that they can get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program, and more information can be found on the program’s w…………… continues on Long Beach Post

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