Costa Mesa Cracks Down on Unsafe Motorcyclists Today

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The Costa Mesa Police Department conducts a specialized "Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation" today that will have extra officers patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and motorcycle crashes.


They'll be on the lookout for riders (and drivers for that matter) who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But they'll also be specifically cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists (and car and truck drivers, naturally).


The Costa Mesa Police Department conducts a specialized "Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation" today that will have extra officers patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and motorcycle crashes.

They'll be on the lookout for riders (and drivers for that matter) who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But they'll also be specifically cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists (and car and truck drivers, naturally).

Motorcycle deaths are down in California from previous years, but injury-accidents involving them increased last year in Costa Mesa from the previous year.

Meanwhile, the city released these results from an Aug. 31 DUI checkpoint on 19th Street and Pomona Avenue:

719 Vehicles went through the checkpoint
672 Drivers were screened
2 Drivers were given Field Sobriety Tests
1 Driver was arrested for DUI
45 Drivers license investigations
22 Citations issued
14 Vehicles towed

Of the motorcyclists who rode through the checkpoint, 1 in 4 was improperly licensed, according to CMPD, which directs new riders to California Motorcyclist Safety Program training locations at www.CA-msp.org or 1-877-743-3411.

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3 comments
Drew
Drew

Well, that's 14 cars to sell for a profit. They aren't even trying to pretend to be after drunk drivers anymore. I mean 7.30 pm on a Wednesday night? Right by the movie theater and the In and Out drive thru? What a joke.

Bill T.
Bill T.

I would suggest that you comply with the vehicle code if you don't want a ticket. I don't always but I am aware that at those times I am exposing myself to being pulled over and being cited. Then you have the over-zealots like the CHP officer that issued my sister a ticket for 67 in a 65 zone (San Diego is a "zero tolerance zone". why San Diego?).

Drew
Drew

Bitch T dont tell dirty drew what to do!

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