Motorcyclists have just as much right to be on California roads as do people in cars or trucks. Not only that, but drivers of other vehicles have a responsibility to look out for motorcyclists and to take reasonable precautions to avoid causing a motorcycle accident.
The main purpose of traffic control devices is to help ensure the safe and orderly flow of traffic. In busier parts of Orange County, stoplights and other traffic signs are especially important. But some people lose sight of this when they are driving and think that it is unnecessary for them to obey all traffic signs and signals.
Bicycling can be a good source of exercise; it is an environmentally friendly mode of transportation; and it can help to cut down motor vehicle traffic congestion on Orange County's roads. Given the benefits of bike riding, it is no wonder that it is popular throughout California, and that the state has become more and more receptive to accommodating riders.
Some people stereotype motorcyclists as reckless people who are not concerned with the safety of themselves or others. Drivers in Orange County may even have experiences where they have observed motorcyclists aggressively changing lanes and zooming in and out of traffic at high speeds. However, as with other stereotypes about people, it is unfair to assume that all motorcycle riders are the same.