CHP given grant to promote motorcycle safety and awareness
Posted: 10:36 AM, Oct 12, 2018
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<p>LA CANADA, CA - JUNE 21: Motorcyclists speed past roadside flowers as a heavy wildflower bloom, the result of last winter's record rainfall, continues on the first day of summer along the Angeles Crest Highway on June 21, 2005 in the Angeles National Forest northwest of La Canada, California. Last winter's rainfall is expected to be remembered as the region's second all-time rainiest season on record, coming to within one inch of being the rainiest. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)</p>
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.
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