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  • Motorcycle Safety Seminar-July 20


    When: July 20, 2013 9:00: AM - 10:30 AM

    Where: Valley View Christian Church, 11004 Wildfield Lane, Littleton, CO

    Description: Jeffco Sheriff’s Office hosts a motorcycle safety seminar
    The seminar covers motorcycle safety and awareness led by two of our very own motorcycle deputies. Our foothills present many challenges to riders. Wet roads, canyons curves, sand, and gravel can be difficult to negotiate. These seasoned riders will offer their tricks of the trade in an open forum setting.
    Since January 2011, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has responded to 44 serious injury, or fatal, motorcycle crashes. Of those:
    98% were rider error
    75% occurred in the foothills
    70% were caused by excessive speed or failing to negotiate a turn
    40% of all fatal motorcycle accidents involved unendorsed riders
    14% were DUI related

    In 2013, Jefferson County has already had two fatalities; one on Hwy 74 between Morrison and Evergreen, and one on Hwy 72 in Coal Creek Canyon. Hwy 74 was caused by the rider failing to negotiate a corner and the Hwy 72 accident was caused by excessive speed.

    As a result, our motorcycle traffic unit is increasing their accident reduction efforts. Comprised of six highly trained deputies, the traffic unit is proactively exploring the issues and working towards solutions. They recognize that even a seasoned rider must know their limits.