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  • Steve Kirby

CHP to deploy a motorcycle safety enforcement operation in Clear Lake area

Updated: May 13, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Whether you drive on a scenic highway or a congested freeway, motorcycles are all around.

As such, motorcycle-involved crashes in California continue to be a major concern for the California Highway Patrol.

From January 2018 through December 2018, provisional statistical data revealed there were 22 injury crashes involving motorcycles and one fatal crash involving motorcycles in the CHP Clear Lake Area jurisdiction.

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents or crashes resulting from unsafe speed, following too closely, unsafe lane changes, improper turning, and other violations by both motorcyclists and other drivers, the CHP’s Clear Lake Area will deploy additional officers on Highway 20 and Highway 29.

The operation will commence on May 22 and May 25.

To assist the CHP in this traffic safety effort, the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has awarded a grant titled “Get Educated and Ride Safe II.”

With the grant-funding, the Clear Lake Area will continue to deploy additional enforcement efforts through Sept. 30.

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