Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operation kicks off in Orange County
On average, one cyclist a month is killed in an Orange County bicycle car crash. Newport Chief of Police Jay Johnson believes many of these deaths can be prevented. So, he created the Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operation, a cooperative effort to educate drivers and bicyclists about the traffic violations that cause fatal California bicycle accidents.
On Saturday, February 19 and on Thursday, February 24, extra police officers from Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach will be on duty in areas frequented by both bicyclists and motor vehicles. These officers will be looking for traffic violations by both motorists and bicyclists.
Police expect some resistance to the program. Some drivers believe bicyclists have no place on the road. Bicyclists may believe that being cited for traffic violations is a form of harassment. But, police believe that education of both bicyclists and drivers and traffic rule enforcement are the best way to prevent Orange County bicycle accident fatalities.
The Newport Beach bicycle accident attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie fight for the rights of bicycle accident victims. Every day, we help the individuals and families whose lives are forever changed by bicycle-car crashes. We support these efforts to reduce Orange County bicycle crash deaths.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Orange County bicycle accident, we’d like to help. Contact Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie at 866-981-5596 to schedule a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
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