Fall Bike Rally at Myrtle Beach

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Greenville Central

The fall bike rally gets underway tomorrow through this weekend. Due to problems in past events, police officers are taking greater measures in safety.

With new laws related to motorcycles and the rallies approved and soon to be in place in Myrtle Beach, police will attempt to inform rally attendees about changes that will be enforced beginning with the spring event.

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of questions that have been answered by Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes concerning enforcement plans and additional officers that will be on patrol through the upcoming rally.

 

Question | What changes, if any, will be seen by attendants to the fall motorcycle rally?

Answer | We will conduct two traffic safety checkpoints addressing the accident and fatality issues.

Q. | What additional enforcement efforts will be in place during the upcoming rally?

A. | Traffic safety checkpoints. Officers also will use officer-citizen contacts to educate the motorists and others about the ordinances.

Q. | Will there be extra officers on patrol, and if so, any estimate of how many and will they be focused on any particular area?

A. | Patrol will be working at full strength Friday through Saturday. We will focus on traffic safety and noise abatement.

Q. | What should attendees remember while visiting the area for the rally?

A. | Abide by the laws, drive safely and defensively.

Q. | What should residents going about their daily routine remember during the rally?

A. | Watch out for motorcycles and others who may not be familiar with our roads and venues.

Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler answered similar questions about that agency's efforts.

Q. | What changes, if any, will be seen by attendants to the fall motorcycle rally from your agency's operational standpoint?

A. | There will not be any changes made from our operational standpoint. We are going to continue to run our motorcycle rally operations the same as we have in the past. We are going to continue to handle the calls for service that come in to us and make enforcement when it is deemed.

Q. | Will there be extra officers on patrol, and if so, any estimate of how many and will they be focused on any particular area?

A. | There will be extra officers on patrol throughout the rally, as there has been in the past. They will be assigned to different zones of the north and south ends of the county, and they will be there to assist the regular shift with calls for service and help out with any other issues that may arise. In addition, they will be at the different venues within their respective zones.

Q. | What should attendees remember while visiting the area for the rally?

A. | The attendees should remember that we are out there for their safety, as well as the safety of anyone else that may be visiting or living in our area. They should also remember to stay safe while they are down here having fun, and to be careful when riding on the roads.

Q. | What should residents going about their daily routine remember during the rally?

A. | The residents of Horry County should remember that they, too, need to use extra caution during the rally when driving. A motorcycle is more likely to be hidden in a blind spot of their vehicle than a car would be. Give yourself extra time to get to where you need to be, and be careful while you are out driving.

Comments (1)

Dave Edwards
Dave Edwards Realty - Greenville, SC

Excellent post to show you know about what is happening in our state!!

Sep 30, 2008 05:47 AM