More DUI & Motorcycle Safety Patrols, Stoplight Enforcement Coming to Elk Grove
News from Patch.com:

Drivers in Elk Grove should expect to see more police looking for impaired or speeding drivers, unsafe motorcyclists and stoplight or stop sign violations.

The Elk Grove Police Department recently received a $ 90,000 state grant for traffic safety, officials announced Thursday.

More details follow in a press release from the department:

ELK GROVE, CA – The Elk Grove Police Department has been awarded a $ 90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts.  The grant received by Elk Grove will aid in the city’s ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and the quality of life.  The Elk Grove Police Department will use the funding as part of an on-going commitment to keep our roadways safe through both enforcement and education.

The grant will assist in efforts to deal with traffic safety problems and to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions.  While traffic deaths from all causes declined by nearly 39 percent between 2006 and 2010 in California, state and federal officials anticipate that figures will show a slight rise in 2011.  DUI deaths remain the largest sector, at nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities.  Recent trends show increases in two new cat…………… continues on Patch.com

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation 40th Anniversary
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This year, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation celebrates 40 years of providing motorcyclists with rider training and education in its mission to create and support motorcyclists of good riding character and to save lives. Further, the Foundation initiates programs in public information and education, as well as public policy, with a goal of creating a safer riding environment.

Established in 1973 when few formal, research-based motorcyclist training programs existed, the not-for-profit MSF created an education training program that has evolved from a single learn-to-ride program into a comprehensive training system with the breadth and depth to address a variety of riders’ needs and interests and promote lifelong learning.

Since its inception, MSF curricula have been used to train approximately 6.5 million motorcyclists and are expected to exceed seven million riders later this year. A factor for this increased training pace can be partially attributed to MSF’s relatively recent emphasis on adult learning principles, the practice of placing greater responsibility on the student, and overall learner-centered facilitation…………… continues on MotorcycleUSA.com

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