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State releases results of Bicyclist Safety Enforcement Week

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Posted at 10:02 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 22:02:44-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan issued more than 400 warnings and citations during Bicyclist Safety Enforcement week.

The campaign ran Sept. 9 to 15 in five cities, including Grand Rapids and Muskegon in West Michigan.

The cities were chosen because of their high number of bicyclist-related crashes.

Motorists received 116 warnings and 186 citations.

Those on bikes received 117 warnings.

“The City of Warren Police Department was happy to be involved in this and had two successful days of enforcement,” said Chris Strackbein, administrative corporal of the Warren Police Department. “Officers also passed out bicycle safety brochures to help educate the public and create safer roads in our community for all drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.”

Over the last five years, 137 people have been killed in crashes involving bikes.

21 bicyclists were killed on Michigan roadways in 2019.