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Annoyed by Motorcycles on the Roads? Police Sting Set for Weekend

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Causing excessive noise, speeding, splitting lanes dangerously, motorcyclists can sometimes be exasperating. Not only that, statewide statistics show that motorcycle fatalities are on the rise, increasing 51 percent in the past eight years. In L.A. County, deaths have increased 62 percent in the last four years, most drastically in the 21- to 24-year-old and 55 plus age groups.

Add to that this interesting fact, according to the LAPD: "Thirty-six percent of the motorcyclists killed in California are not properly licensed. Improper licensing is a greater problem among younger riders, where 63% of the 16- to-24-year-old operators killed were not properly licensed."

With all that said, this is why on Saturday the LAPD will be deploying extra officers to areas frequented by motorcyclists where crashes often occur. They'll be writing lots of tickest and not just to motorcyclists, but other drivers who do things that can endanger riders. Stay safe out there!