RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Motorcycle Awareness Month|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||May 13, 2020||Time:||1:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||Month of May||Time:|
|Incident Location:||City of Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Bryan De Loss|
All Road Users Are Essential: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
City of Moreno Valley, California — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station encourages the community to think about the safety of riders on two wheels and look twice for motorcycles.
“While we should be staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand people need to get out once in a while and run essential errands,“ Sergeant Bryan De Loss said. “Don’t let safety on the road go by the wayside, whether you are on two wheels or four.”
With nearly 900,000 registered motorcycles in the state, many road users are going places without the same protections as drivers. Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than vehicle occupants.
To help protect you and your family, keep the following tips in mind while driving or riding.
- Always wear a DOT compliant helmet and protective gear like gloves and leather clothing.
- Consider adding reflective tape to your clothing to make it easier for other drivers to see you.
- Keep your lights on at all times, even during the day.
- Don’t assume drivers see you: signal well in advance before changing lanes and watch for turning vehicles.
Lastly, never drive/ride under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Remember, we are all in this together, even if we are told to stay apart. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions. If you are interested in a career with us, please visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD