Police to increase enforcement of reckless motorcycle behavior
Police departments around Delaware will be patrolling the streets and highways next weekend looking for motorcyclists who are driving recklessly.
“So that can be speeding, unsafe lane changes, threading the needle -which is driving in between cars,- aggressive driving and weaving,” according to Lisa Flowers, who is with Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety.
Flowers said police will also be looking for drivers who are putting motorcyclists at risk. That includes following too closely or not yielding at intersections.
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on roadways and represent a disproportionate number of highway deaths.
This is especially prevalent in warm summer months. Eight motorcyclists have died on Delaware roads since the start of the year. Seven of those deaths have occurred since May.
More than 175 motorcyclists have died in Delaware in the past decade.
The police won’t say where they’ll be ramping up enforcement next weekend but some of the departments participating include Dover, Seaford, Millford, Georgetown and Millsboro.
The enforcement will run from Friday, August 12 to Monday, August 15.