After string of deadly crashes, police, paramedics raise awareness about motorcycle safety By Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Jul 13, 2017 (…) Boise Police said the driver of a pickup was traveling south on Cole Road, turning east onto Brentwood Drive, when a motorcycle crashed into the truck’s rear panel, according to preliminary evidence. KBOI-TV news staff In response to a rash of deadly motorcycle crashes this summer, the Boise Police Motorcycle Unit and Ada County Paramedics hosted a press conference Thursday to talk about motorcycle safety.Over a 12-day period in late June and early July, Boise Police responded to five crashes in which a motorcyclist was killed. While the investigations remain ongoing, speed or lack of proper equipment are being investigated as possible factors, according to police.This year alone there have been over 90 crashes in Ada County involving motorcycles. × Advertisement Officers are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for motorcyclists and always look twice for them before entering highways.“Motorcycles are not always easy to see, and sometimes they can be overlooked in traffic,” Boise Police Motorcycle Unit Sgt. Tom Fleming said in a press release. “As motorcyclists, it’s important that we follow the speed limit and stay out of people’s blind spots. If everyone works together, hopefully we can lower the number of car versus motorcycle crashes that result in death or serious injury.”TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLISTSFleming offers the following tips to motorcycle riders:Always wear a helmet with protective eye gear or a face shield.Always wear protective clothing such as leather pants, a jacket, boots and gloves. Consider wearing clothes with reflective markings on them to be more visible to other drivers.Always follow the rules of the road and do not speed.Always ride sober and make sure you are well rested and not drowsy when riding.Ride defensively and never assume that other drivers can see you.Always ride with headlights on and try to stay out of blind spots.Before going on a ride, make sure that all of your equipment is working properly. More from this section AAA: Expect gas prices to increase soon Posted: July 20, 2017 Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!