News Story

 

Motorcycle Safety Enforcement
5/2/2017 6:00:00 PM

 

 

Nature of Incident:

Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

Location:

Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

The Month of May

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police - Traffic Bureau

Narrative:

 

 

Traffic Enforcement Operations Planned for Thousand Oaks

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is joining law enforcement statewide and across the United States in the National Motorcycle safety awareness month special enforcement operations.  In addition, the California Motorcyclist Safety Program is offering special, low cost rider training classes during the month of May.

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 28th in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.  Extra officers will be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur.  Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike 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 any other dangerous violation.

 

The California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) training program is offering a 'Total Control Refresher Training' course during the month of May.  This four-hour riding class is for experienced riders with a current motorcycle license.  Riders will use their own street-legal motorcycle during the class taught by CMSP-certified Instructors at a cost of only $95.  Log onto the CMSP website http://cmsp.msi5.com to register at a location near you.

 

California motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37 percent from 2008 to 2010, but then rose 31 percent by 2015.  Efforts like these are aimed at curbing any more rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward.  Over the course of the past 4 years in Thousand Oaks, motorcycle involved collisions have resulted in 4 fatal and 95 injury crashes.

   

New Riders are urged to get basic training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at http://www.californiamotorcyclist.com/ or 1-877 RIDE 411 (1-877-743-3411).

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Carl Patterson

 

News Story Date:

May 2, 2017

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Carl Patterson  805 373-2322

carl.patterson@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Don Aguilar