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.