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July is Minnesota Motorcycle Enforcement Month

Officials plan “special enforcement” as part of motorcycle enforcement month

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Minnesota state troopers will partner up with local police officers each saturday in July to promote motorcycle safety. The ambiguous wording of “through use of special enforcement” leads one to believe that motorcycle riders will be targeted and pulled over as part of the program to make sure they’re aware of what makes “safe motorcycling”.

According to Sgt. Curt S. Mowers, State Patrol Regional Public Information Officer, “Speeding is a concern on the part of motorcyclists as well as other vehicles, and will be a focus during this Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) enforcement project as well. So far this year, we have seen at least 15 motorcyclist deaths in Minnesota and we are really watching this.”

The program which is part of Speed Weeks, aims to educate drivers and riders alike on being more safety conscious and aware of each other on the road. However the motorcycle enforcement aspect has some scratching their heads wondering who is being “educated”. Will only motorcyclists be the focus of law enforcement or all road travelers? It’s a sure bet that while the majority of cars and trucks on the road will go about business as usual, motorcyclists had better dot their i’s and cross their t’s or be subject to the “motorcycle enforcement“.

July is a busy month for Minnesota with all the motorsports events throughout the state and especially at Brainerd International Raceway which has an amazing road course perfect for AMA and SCCA racing of all types. The amount of tourism and competitors traveling to and through the state as well as locals will be the focus each saturday for motorcycle enforcement month.

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