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CHP given grant to promote motorcycle safety and awareness

Posted: 10:36 AM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 17:36:03Z

California Highway Patrol has been given a grant to develop a program that will promote motorcycle safety and awareness.

The Get Educated and Ride Safe (GEARS) program aims to reduce the number of motorcycle-involved crashes and crash victims. CHP officers will conduct enhanced motorcycle safety enforcement operations in areas with high number of motorcycle-involved incidents. CHP will also conduct year-long series of motorcycle traffic safety campaigns, including "May is Motorcycle Safety Month." 

Funding for the new program was provided by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.