Last week, we reported about a planned police crackdown in Napa, California, that would affect motorcycle riders in particular. The operation placed additional officers on the streets of Napa, specifically to look out for motorcyclists who break various traffic laws, such as speeding, riding without a helmet, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, failing to yield to traffic signs and making unsafe maneuvers.
If you live in the Napa California region, and you drive a motorcycle, you will want to observe extra caution on Saturday, as the Napa Police Department is cracking down on motorcyclists who fail to observe the rules of the road. The Napa area has been a hotbed for motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities, so on Saturday, the police force will be performing an exhaustive motorcycle enforcement operation.
Conventional wisdom regarding motorcycle safety continues to hold true, according to a new report from MLive. The Michigan news agency decided to observe motorcycle injury rates after the state eliminated its motorcycle helmet requirement, and some of the findings are very interesting. As expected, riders with helmets fare much better in crashes, but some other findings are also noteworthy.
Motorcycle deaths are on the rise in California, according to the Governor's Highway Safety Association. Overall traffic fatalities have dropped to their lowest levels in 50 years, but motorcycle-related fatalities have continued to increase nevertheless.