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.
For many motorcycle enthusiasts, riding as part of a group is a great way to enjoy the scenery while sharing a love of the open road. If you're planning to join in a group ride, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) offers several tips to keep you and your fellow riders safe.
According to SantaMariaTimes.com, California motorcycle accident deaths dropped by 10 percent in 2010. Additionally, California motorcycle accident fatalities dropped to 394 in 2009 from 560 in 2008, the first decrease since 1998. Experts point to the California helmet law as a possible reason for fewer deaths.