Newport Beach Police Department Enforces Motorcycle Safety

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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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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