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Improving Motorcycle Safety Aim of the San Bernardino Police Department Operation

Careless motorists as well as riders get special scrutiny

Motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37 percent from 2008 to 2010, but then rose 23 percent by 2012. Operations like this are aimed at curbing any more rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward.

In 2011, 3 people were killed in motorcycle collisions in the city of San Bernardino.  18 more motorcyclists were injured in traffic collisions.

California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs by both riders and drivers alike.  The San Bernardino Police Department is also reminding all motorists to always be alert and watch out for motorcycles, especially when turning and changing lanes.

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