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Inglewood Police Department
Friday May 6th, 2022 :: 10:01 a.m. PDT

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Check Twice for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Inglewood Police Department reminds drivers to always look twice for motorcycles.
 
“It’s important for drivers to understand motorcycle rider behaviors and learn how to drive safely around riders,” Chief Mark Fronterotta  said. “Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable and have much less protections as those in vehicles do, which is why it is critical for drivers to be mindful of those on two wheels.”
 
During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Inglewood Police Department will have extra officers on patrol enforcing all traffic violations by both drivers and motorcyclist.
 
To help protect you and your family, keep the following tips in mind while driving or riding:
 
Drivers
  • Always check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
  • Do not follow a motorcycle too closely. Always keep a safe distance.
  • If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, be careful. Be sure that the rider is turning before moving ahead.
Motorcyclists
  • Always wear a U.S. DOT-compliant helmet with eye protection.
  • Wear leather or other sturdy clothing such as a jacket, pants, boots with nonskid soles and gloves. Add reflective strips or decals to your clothing and motorcycle to make it easier for other drivers to see you.
  • Ride defensively. Don’t assume a driver can see you. Avoid riding in a driver’s blind spot.
  • Always keep your lights on, even during the day.
Lastly, both drivers and riders should never drive/ride distracted under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
 
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Inglewood Police Department
1 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-412-5211

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