City's motorcycle safety operation cites 64 motorists, 10 riders

Publish Date: 
Jul 23, 2012

CONCORD, Calif. - The Concord Police Department conducted a Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation July 21 that led to 64 citations, 10 of which were issued to motorcycle riders.

The patrol from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. was part of the City of Concord’s effort to lower collision-related deaths and injuries.

Extra officers were on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes frequently happen, according to the Concord Police Department. Officers looked for drivers and riders who might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and crack down on traffic violations made by passenger vehicle drivers as well as motorcyclists that can lead to motorcycle collisions, injuries and fatalities.

The results operation yielded 80 vehicle stops and 64 citations, 10 of which were Issued to motorcyclists, the department reported.

These enforcement efforts were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The says “This operation was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the City of Concord.“

Posted by Holly Wagner