Have a Good Ride Program Raises Awareness for Motorcycle Safety

In response to the rise in motorcycle crash fatalities, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has implemented the Have A Good Ride III (HAGR III) program to increase safety for motorcyclists throughout the state.

The number of motorcycle-involved fatalities within CHP jurisdiction has steadily increased since 2013. In order to combat this issue, the CHP’s HAGR III program will use education and enforcement efforts to raise awareness for motorcycle safety.

The CHP will focus their safety enforcement operations in areas with high rates of motorcycle accidents. The campaigns will be aimed at ensuring both motorists and motorcyclists do their part to keep the roads safe for motorcyclists. Areas of focus for motorcyclists will include wearing proper gear and avoiding dangerous behaviors like speeding, improper turning and riding under the influence. Motorists will be reminded to share the road with motorcyclists. The California Department of Transportation will participate by posting messages like “Share the Road — Look Twice for Motorcyclists” on state highways.

The California Office of Traffic Safety provided the funding for HAGR III. The program will run through September 30, 2017.

“We are excited that the CHP is taking the initiative to promote motorcycle safety throughout the state. Our region experiences far too many motorcycle fatalities each year and we’re ready to see a positive change,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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