California Highway Patrol press release:
Whether you drive on a scenic highway or a congested freeway, motorcycles are all around. As such, motorcycle-involved crashes in California continue to be a major concern for the California Highway Patrol (CHP). From January 2019 through December 2019, provisional statistical data revealed there were 25 injury crashes involving motorcycles and 2 fatal crashes involving motorcycles in the CHP Humboldt jurisdiction.
In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents or crashes resulting from unsafe speed, following too closely, unsafe lane changes, improper turning, and other violations by both motorcyclists and other drivers, the CHP Humboldt Area will deploy additional officers on US-101 State Route 36 and State Route 299. In support of Motorcycle Awareness Month, the operation will commence on May 31, 2021.
To assist the CHP in this traffic safety effort, the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has awarded a grant titled “Get Educated and Ride Safe III.” With the grant-funding, the Humboldt Area will continue to deploy additional enforcement efforts through September 30, 2021.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Public Information Officer Paul Craft, at 707-822-5981.