15 Traffic Tickets Handed Out During Motorcycle Safety Operation

A total of 29 traffic enforcement stops were made during Saturday's operation in Menifee.

File photo/Commons
File photo/Commons

A "Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation" conducted Jan. 18 by the Menifee Police Department led to 15 citations being handed out to drivers, it was announced today.  

Extra officers were on duty patrolling areas "frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur," the department reported. Officers were looking for violations made by motorists and riders alike.

A total of 29 traffic enforcement stops were made during Saturday's operation, according to the department. Of the 15 citations issued, here is the breakdown:
  • 2 for unsafe speed
  • 2 for red light violations
  • 1 for unsafe turn
  • 6 for unapproved D.O.T. helmets
  • 1 for no helmet
  • 1 for modified lighting
  • 1 for off road vehicle on roadway
  • 1 arrest warrant service
One motorcycle was towed as a result of the operation.

"The message to all drivers and motorcyclists is: share in the responsibility and do your part by safely 'sharing the road,'" the department stated in a news release. "Riders can get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at www.CA-msp.org or 1-877 RIDE 411 or 1-877-743-3411."

Funding for the operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Alek J Hidell January 21, 2014 at 09:11 PM
I don't know how Harley Davidson, Inc, arranged to have their overloud exhausts be street legal but they need to be retrofitted. A Harley is louder than a semi on the freeway. But this bike is a neighborhood nuisance...only this maker, the Japanese companies are much much quieter..
Laura January 22, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Oh, please. Obviously, you notice Harley's. I think that makes them safer than other bikes.


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