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Lodi police to increase motorcycle enforcement

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:33 pm

The Lodi Police Department will host a motorcycle safety enforcement operation on May 26 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Additional officers will patrol areas frequented by motorcyclists and where most motorcycle crashes occur, looking for common violations made by drivers and riders that lead to motorcycle crashes.

Officers will be looking for drivers and riders who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation.

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  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:50 am on Sat, May 10, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2116

    So because you were a reckless and irresponsible rider that means ALL bikers are irresponsible?

    The people I ride with do NOT ride the way you talk, we hate the riders that do because they support the stereotype YOU have of all bikers.

    I guess the same can be said of guys who buy Corvettes. If they have the HP then they WILL use it, right?

  • Will Rainwater posted at 6:31 pm on Fri, May 9, 2014.

    Will Rainwater Posts: 46

    1 a year??? WOW!! How many have died on the train tracks the past few years.....?
    Well them bikers always mean trouble!!!! Guess the Po-Po don`t care for "their" kind...

  • Ed Walters posted at 12:56 pm on Fri, May 9, 2014.

    the old dog Posts: 641

    Paglia: After all the BS about safe riding, here`s the real deal on why so many accidents happen. First and foremost, the 17-22 age who never rode a motor before and buy a bike that will go 130 MPH right out of the box. Look at the motors that have been involved in accidents, perhaps HOG`s, but the last two were the kind from Japan. Evidently you have never have seen the riders a heart beat from death concerning the way they ride. In and out of traffic, going 50+ MPH over the speed limit. If you have that much power without a doubt you will use it. Their point of view, get the H--- out of my way. Been there and done that, but that was many years ago, surprised I am still in one piece as I rode like a mad man, the way the bulk of riders ride today. And you can take that to the bank. I`m not talking about a senior citizen that rides an old Harley in the slow lane, the way they ride they are a hazard to the road, though they don`t know it. Those morons in Sac. are the perfect example, good thing that wasn't pulled on me, I would put my truck in 4x4 and floor it.. After market devices, now you will want a roll cage and air bags.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:07 am on Fri, May 9, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2116

    If the city of Lodi really wants to crack down on what is causing motorcycle accidents then they need to sponsor one of two (or both) programs.

    Option 1: A voluntary bikers with cameras program. Too few bikers run a continuous camera while they ride but it is great evidence in the event of a crash. It can also catch the MANY stupid things drivers do right in front of bikers.

    Option 2: one or two UNMARKED police bikes out there riding around so that driver treat them like they treat regular bikers.

    The other option is for bikers to learn to defend themselves. By defend I mean be completely aware of your surroundings when riding, wearing proper safety equipment and installing aftermarket safety devices to your bikes. The other "safety" measure bikers can take is to ride with respect for drivers on the road as well as other bikers.



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