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Promoting community safety is always our number one goal, and nobody does it better than the Geneva Police and Fire departments. While fighting crime and putting out fires is important, community education is another key component to making sure our residents have a "safety-first" mentality.

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May 05

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Posted on May 5, 2021 at 3:11 PM by Kevin Stahr

As the weather turns for the better each spring, you often see more motorcycles populate the roadway. Each year, the Geneva Police Department responds to traffic crashes involving motorcycles, which can be preventable if these simple safety recommendations are followed:

  • Passenger car drivers must allow greater following distance behind a motorcycle.
  • Drivers must show extra caution in intersections.
  • Most crashes occur when a driver fails to see a motorcyclist and turns left in front of a motorcycle.
  • Drivers should never try to share a lane with a motorcycle. Always give a motorcycle the full lane width.
  • Motorcyclists should avoid riding in poor weather conditions when possible.
  • Motorcyclists should position their motorcycles to avoid a driver's blind spot.
  • Motorcyclists should utilize appropriate safety equipment.

Thank you for taking driving safety seriously. We look forward to a safe and enjoyable summer for our residents and those who visit our community.

Police Chief Eric Passarelli
Eric Passarelli
Police Chief