Victorville Police Department planning safety operations on Thursday and Friday

By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– Victorville Police Department will conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Thursday, March 25, aimed at keeping people who need to go out to exercise or run essential errands safely. These violations include drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, failing to stop for signs and signals, or any other traffic violation. Officers will also look for pedestrians who cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped when riding on the wrong side of the road, not complying with stop signs and signals, or other violations of the same traffic laws that apply to them as drivers.

On Friday, March 26, Victorville Police Department will have extra deputies out on patrol looking for violations made by drivers and motorcyclists that increase the risk of crashes. 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.

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