Grant funds motorcycle helmet enforcement

Grant funds motorcycle helmet enforcement

OMAHA, Neb.

The Omaha Police Department received a grant to enforce motorcycle helmet compliance in Omaha.

The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has awarded additional funding to provide extra officers on the streets to ensure motorcyclists are compliant with Nebraska state laws regarding motorcycle helmets.

State law requires all operators and passengers of a motorcycle or moped to wear a helmet secured properly with a chinstrap.

Officers will also be looking for motor vehicle violations that make situations dangerous for motorcycle operators, such as failure to yield, speeding, improper lane changes and violating traffic signals.

The operations are scheduled to run during the peak motorcycle riding season, which is June through September. Operations will run through the summer at various dates and times throughout the entire city.

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