SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGET) — The California Highway Patrol is recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
The department says as the weather warms up, more and more motorcycles and cars are expected to be hitting the road. Preliminary data from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System show more than 500 people were killed in motorcycle-involved crashes in California in 2020 and more than 11,500 people were injured.
Here in Kern County, at least eight people have died in motorcycle crashes so far this year.
The CHP is asking motorcyclists to be responsible and properly equipped. They’re also asking drivers to watch out for motorcyclists on the road.