May is Motorcycle Safety Month

The Ventura Police Department and law enforcement through the country will be conducting special motorcycle safety enforcement operations throughout the month of May for Motorcycle Safety Month. In addition, the California Motorcyclist Safety Program is offering special, low cost rider training classes during the month of May. This could also be a useful time to review your motorcycle safety equipment such as your helmet. If you are in the situation where you require a new helmet, you can have a look at helmets such as the Caberg Stunt to see if it suits your needs.

Ventura PD will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations throughout the month in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you might want to check out law websites like this one here to see if you are entitled to compensation. Recovering from an accident is expensive so you shouldn’t have to suffer financially because of someone else’s mistake. If you don’t have enough money to get high-quality medical help then recovery will take even longer which will put you through more suffering. Getting a personal injury lawyer will help relieve the financial pressures, allowing for a better recovery. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcyclists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation.

The California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) training program is offering a “Total Control Refresher Training” course during the month of May. This four-hour riding class is for experienced riders with a current motorcycle license. Riders will use their own street-legal motorcycle during the class taught by CMSP-certified Instructors at a cost of only $95. Log onto the CMSP website to register at a location near you.

California motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37 percent from 2008 to 2010, but then rose 31 percent by 2015. Efforts like these are aimed at curbing any more rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward.

New Riders are urged to get basic training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at or 1-877 RIDE 411 (1-877-743-3411).

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The message to all drivers and motorcyclists is: share in the responsibility and do your part by safely “sharing the road.”

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