Sacramento police will be cracking down this weekend on driving habits that cause motorcycle crashes.
From Friday through Sunday, officers will be watching for traffic violations that can result in motorcyclists being hurt or killed. Officers will focus on violations committed by both motorcyclists and drivers of trucks and cars.
Bad driving that causes motorbike crashes includes unsafe lane changes, failure to use turn signals, speeding and use of cell phones while driving.
The state Office of Traffic Safety notes that motorcycle fatalities have soared from 204 killed in 1998 to 560 killed in 2008, according to a police press release.