Operation Safe Ride Leads to Tickets, Arrests

The primary goal of Operation Safe Ride is to educate motorists of the inherent dangers that motorcycle riders face while driving in traffic.

In July, the Springfield Police Department launched Operation Safe Ride which aims to reduce motorcycle-related crashes. In late August, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol joined the effort.

A Springfield Police Department news release from late August stated: “The primary goal of Operation Safe Ride is to educate motorists of the inherent dangers that motorcycle riders face while driving in traffic, as well as enforcing the traffic laws that are often found to be a contributing factor in the serious injury and fatality crashes investigated by the department.”

Last Friday night, as part of Operation Safe Ride, five arrests were made and 75 tickets were written, the Springfield News-Leader reports. The offenses cited included speeding, driving while license was revoked, no helmet, no license plates, no insurance and careless and imprudent driving.

In a Sept. 12 article, the Springfield News-Leader also noted that there have been 14 deaths from crashes in Springfield in 2008 and that ten of those killed have been motorcyclists.

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