According to news sources, a collaborative bicycle safety effort spearheaded by The Davis Police Department hopes to increase safety awareness while stepping up enforcement of traffic laws.
The project will begin January 9, 2012 with an increased focus on traffic law enforcement in area frequented by bicyclists in order to ensure that traffic laws such as riding at night with a light and stopping at stop signs are followed. In the past year about 54 collisions involving bicyclists took place in Davis, with over 90 percent of those cases resulting in injuries sustained by bicyclists. The program’s goal is to educate bicyclists and motorists on the lawful practices of sharing the road.
Bicyclists who are issued citations for violating traffic laws such as traveling without a light at night can reportedly take those citations to participating bike stores and receive 10 percent off new bike lights.
As a personal injury attorney Los Angeles, I deeply appreciate ongoing efforts to ensure that our roads are safer for all who travel on them. For your safety as well as the safety of others, make sure you are familiar with traffic laws and bicycle safety practices. As a car accident attorney Los Angeles, I hope that the conclusions of this endeavor will lead to safer roads and safer driving habits amongst motorists and bicyclists alike.