Motorcycle Enforcement to be Ramped up in July

By KBJR News 1

Motorcycle Enforcement to be Ramped up in July

June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Authorities in Minnesota will be working together in July to help promote motorcycle safety throughout the state.

As part of the July "Speed Weeks" project, the Minnesota State Patrol along with local police officers and deputies will partner up to enforce motorcycle safety.

The State Patrol says that motorcyclists and others have to work together keep motorcyclists safe.

Motorcyclists are encouraged to wear protective gear, including DOT-approved helmets, high visibility clothing, riding jacket/pants, boots, gloves and eye protection. Riders should ride sober and be trained.

Motorists are also encouraged to watch for motorcyclists, especially at intersections while turning and changed lanes. Also, motorists should check blind spots and look twice for riders.

Sgt. Curtis Mowers of the State Patrol said in a press release that speeding is a concern on the part of motorcyclists as well as other vehicles, and will be a focus during the Toward Zero Deaths enforcement project.

So far this year in Minnesota there has been at least 15 motorcyclist deaths.

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