Motorcycle Safety Month


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Toth

DATE:  May 3, 2021                                                          PHONE: (760) 839-4444


Check Twice for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month


May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Escondido Police Department reminds drivers to check twice for motorcycles.


During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Escondido Police officers will be conducting motorcycle safety enforcement details.


Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than vehicle occupants. In 2019, there were 474 motorcycle deaths on California roads.


To help protect you and your family, keep the following tips in mind while driving or riding:




  • Always wear a DOT compliant helmet. Learn how to identify a safe helmet that fits on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
  • Wear appropriate gear like leather clothing, boots with nonskid soles and gloves. Consider adding reflective tape to your clothing to make it easier for other drivers to see you.
  • Ride defensively. Don’t assume a driver can see you. Try staying out of a driver’s blind spot.
  • Always keep your lights on, even during the day.
  • Signal well in advance before changing lanes and watch for turning vehicles.

Lastly, both drivers and riders should never drive/ride under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.