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BPD to conduct Motorcycle Safety Enforcement operations over a four month period

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Posted at 8:53 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 23:54:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement operations within the City of Bakersfield throughout the next four months.

The focus of these operations will be the deterrence of violations committed by motorcyclists or motorists that could potentially lead to a collision.

"Motorcyclists are generally harder to see than other vehicles, and this unfortunately leads to right-of-way violations resulting in collisions," BPD said. "Motorcyclists are also more vulnerable to significant injury from a collision."

BPD encourages motorcyclists to ride safely and responsibly, and to wear protective gear.