Posted: Sep 28, 2013 12:44 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The Santa Barbara Police Department is conducting a Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation this weekend.
Officers will be patrolling areas where motorcyclists go often and where motorcycling accidents happen the most. They'll be looking for driving violations that can lead to crashes. They plan to crack down on motorcyclists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, and driving dangerously.
Officers say the number of motorcycle fatalities dropped 37% from 2008 to 2010, but rose 18% in 2011.
Over the past year, 28 people have been injured and two people have been killed in motorcycle accidents in the city of Santa Barbara.
According to collision data, most motorcycle-involved crashes are caused by speeding, unsafe turning, and alcohol or drug impairment.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties