Police to conduct motorcycle safety operation

Glendale police will conduct a motorcycle safety enforcement operation on Sunday with extra officers patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will also be cracking down on those who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

In California, motorcycle fatalities saw a significant 37% drop from 2008 to 2010, but then increased by 23% by 2012. Motorcycle enforcement operations are aimed at curbing motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back down, police said.

In 2013, the city of Glendale reported 22 collisions involving motorcycles with 18 injuries.

The operation is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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