Check Twice for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Check Twice for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Photo courtesy Concord Police Dept.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 4, 2023) — During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Concord Police Department reminds drivers to always look twice for motorcycles.

“Motorcycles may be difficult to spot, so being extra careful before changing lanes is always good practice,” Lt. Gregory Rodriguez said. “Motorcycle riders are out in the elements and do not have the same protections drivers and passengers do. Please share the road with motorcycles and drive safe.”

Throughout the month, Concord Police Department will be conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement.

To help protect you and your family, keep the following tips in mind while driving or riding:


  • Always check mirrors and blind spots before changing
  • Do not follow a motorcycle too Always keep a safe distance.
  • If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, be Be sure that the rider is turning before moving ahead.


  • Always wear a U.S. DOT-compliant helmet with eye
  • Wear leather or other sturdy clothing such as a jacket, pants, boots with nonskid soles and Add reflective strips or decals to your clothing and motorcycle to make it easier for other drivers to see you.
  • Ride Don’t assume a driver can see you. Avoid riding in a driver’s blind spot.
  • Always keep your lights on, even during the

Lastly, both drivers and riders should never drive/ride distracted under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.