Santa Rosa police on Thursday will conduct their sixth operation of the year enforcing motorcycle safety, targeting in particular dangerous riders and careless motorists.

Sgt. Lance Badger said there hasn’t been any common motorcyclist violation in any of the previous operations, saying they range from helmets not government approved to modified exhaust systems to excessive noise to mechanical issues, such as bald tires, improper license plates and inoperable lights.

Five of the city’s motorcycle officers will be deployed for Thursday’s operation, he said. It’s the second one this month, and two more are planned through September.

The all-day enforcement is funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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