The CHP Reminds You That Hitting a Motorcyclist This Weekend Would Be Bad

Bikers pouring into the Redwood Run several years ago. [Photo by Kym Kemp]

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

Garberville Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commander Randy England would like to take the time and remind everyone in the community, with the warming of the weather and summer time here, there is a large increase in the amount of vehicle traffic and special events in our community’s.

This Thursday, June 8th , is the kickoff of the Redwood Run in the Piercy area and June 9th is the Enchanted Forest festival in Laytonville. It is the California Highway Patrol’s primary mission to prevent the loss of life and injury to all motorists. That mission parallels the Strategic Highway Safety plan, a roadmap for improving safety on state’s roadways that all state traffic safety organizations follow. One element of the plan is to improve motorcycle safety.

Our goal is to encourage the motoring public to be vigilant in observing motorcyclists and encourage all riders to wear the proper safety equipment. Creating a safer highway environment is the shared responsibility of the drivers and the motorcyclists alike. This is achieved by staying alert using common sense and courtesy while on the road.

The CHP will be deploying additional CHP units to monitor traffic and ensure drivers are driving safe. Those units will be concentrating their enforcement on impaired drivers, distracted drivers and all primary collision factors in an effort to keep the entire motoring public safe.

The CHP would like to remind all motorists the best way assure their own safety and the safety of others is:

– Buckle up, driver and all occupants, every time and every trip.

– Observe all speed limits.

– Never use alcohol and or drugs while driving. Choose a designated driver or be one for your passengers.

– If you are making a long drive, get plenty of rest the night before, leave early, make frequent rest stops to stay alert, and do not let delays change your driving behavior.

We here at the Garberville CHP are hopeful the enhanced enforcement efforts directed towards ensuring the safety of the motoring public, will reduce the number of collisions and allow everyone to be safe and enjoy a summer filled with pleasant memories.

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11 comments

  • Maybe they can remind me what religion the pope is while they’re at it? 🙂

  • Hitting a Biker is NOT a great idea ANY time especially when there are going to be a LOT of them!!! Some sadly DO need to be reminded evidently!!! Kill a Biker go to JAIL!!!

  • Stay safe Humco!

  • Word on the streets has the redwood run at less than 800 tickets sold. Bum deal dudes.

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Doesn’t The Aryan Nations have a big ride right after this one?

    It’s on Craig’s every year along with those trimmer jobs in Hayfork if they show up in Weaverville wearing a white arm band to get a seat on the old school bud trip to $300 a pound.

    • You should wear white arm band, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays in garverville. Then we know who you are [edit]

  • Capitalist pig

    It’s not a good idea to hit a biker especially because there are a lot of them what does that have to do with hitting a biker . Dan fuller? It’s a little less bad if there are less of them I’m confused ??

  • In our community’s what?

  • Taurus Ballzhoff

    Please, no straight pipes! CHP, thanks for the extra vigilance! Be safe everyone!

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