Newport Beach Police Department Enforces Motorcycle Safety
News from Newport Beach Independent Newspaper:

As part of its grant-funded Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention (STEP) activities, the Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday, Jan 23.

Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by motorcyclists and where recent traffic collisions have occurred, in an effort to reduce injuries.

Education and enforcement will be targeted at drivers and motorcycle riders alike. The officers will be focused on specific offenses including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, driving on a suspended or revoked license, violations of motorcycle license endorsement, and any other dangerous activities.

Although the City of Newport Beach saw more than a 50 percent reduction in the number of fatal traffic collisions in 2014 compared to 2013, the Newport Beach Police Department remains dedicated to these efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.

NBPD encourages everyone on the road to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, especially when turning or changing lanes.

Funding for these Safety Operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic and Safety through the National Hig…………… continues on Newport Beach Independent Newspaper

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Vice President Robert Gladden has announced that Donald L. Green has joined the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to manage the Indiana Motorcyclist Safety Program and assist MSF in advancing national motorcyclist safety initiatives.

Don will coordinate all day-to-day operations of the IMCSP, including training site selection, RiderCoach recruitment and training, quality assurance, and motorcycle fleet procurement and maintenance. He will also be responsible for monitoring certification of Indiana RiderCoaches, RiderCoach Trainers and license examiners, managing the quality assurance program, and ensuring compliance with operator licensing procedures. He will champion several initiatives toward program improvements such as increased training capacity, rolling out our latest Basic RiderCourse curriculum, and expanding course offerings to include intermediate and advanced courses that provide lifelong learning opportunities for riders of every skill level.

An MSF-certified RiderCoach Trainer and Indiana native with decades of street riding experience, Don most recently served as Regional Coordinator for the Kentucky Motorcycle Program and comes to the MSF with a diverse background in computer science and military operations management. He is a retired Army Officer/Pilot, with a stint in…………… continues on Bikeland

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