Police to enforce motorcycle safety Saturday
News from TheReporter.Com:

In an effort to lower deaths and injuries related to motorcycle crashes, Fairfield Police will be conducting a specialized motorcycle safety enforcement operation this Saturday.

Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes often occur.

Officers will be looking for violations made by both drivers and riders that can lead to motorcycle crashes.

They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns or committing other dangerous violations.

Although motorcycle fatalities statewide decreased 37 percent from 2008 to 2010, they rose 23 percent by 2012, police said.

Operations like this are aimed at curbing further rises in motorcycle deaths.

During the past four years, motorcycle-involved collisions have resulted in 53 fatal and injury crashes.

According to California collision data, the primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes included speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs by both riders and drivers alike.

Police offered safety tips for motorcyclists to help them “See and Be Seen” including:

• Ride with lights on during daylight hours.

• Use your lane position to increase visibility; cha…………… continues on TheReporter.Com

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College offers weekend motorcycle safety program
News from Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration):

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

HENDERSON —

Vance-Granville Community College has announced upcoming spring and summer dates for its motorcycle safety program, which is offered on weekends at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

The 22-hour motorcycle safety course will be offered over three consecutive days, with courses starting April 17, May 1, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 10, July 17 and Aug. 7.

Each course begins on Friday from 6 until 10 p.m. and continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, with breaks for lunch. The classroom portion of the courses will be held in room 7136.

The class was created for students with little or no motorcycle experience, but even seasoned riders have found it beneficial. Riders of all levels are welcome. The college provides the motorcycles for use in training, as well as helmets, if necessary. Students should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, boots that cover the ankles, full-fingered gloves, and eye protection such as sunglasses or a face shield on a helmet.

Upon successful completion of the course, which is also known as the basic rider course, students will be issued a skills waiver card for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Riders with this card will not be required to take the DMV motorcycle riding test but will still be required to visit…………… continues on Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration)

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