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Make August a Safe Month, Ride Smart

The summer months are historically the time when the most fatal motorcycle crashes happen. July ended with 30 motorcycle fatalities, compared to 28 at the end of last July. Riders, take safety into your own hands and make smart decisions out on the road.

  • Wear your gear! *Only four of the riders killed so far this season were wearing a helmet.​
  • Practice your crash-avoidance skills and be prepared for deer! *Four of the fatal crashes involved a deer.
  • Don't speed and ride within your skillset! *12 of the fatal crashes involved only the motorcycle.

*Based on preliminary reports through the end of July.

 

Check Motorcycle Training off your "To-Do" List! Training wraps up at the end of September

Riders are running out of time to get a training course under their belt this season. Training wraps up at most training sites in September.

Why take a course?

  • 98 percent of riders who completed the Basic Rider Course survey say the course met or exceeded their expectations.
  • 97 percent of riders who completed the Intermediate, Advanced or Expert Course survey say the courses met or exceeded their expectations.

What riders had to say:

  • Intermediate, Advanced or Expert Course reviews:
    • "The course greatly exceeded my expectations. It is an incredible value. The instructors were outstanding."
    • "Really fund course. Great review and practice of riding techniques that can be lost or forgotten over time."
  • Basic Rider Course reviews:
    • "It was a great course. I am much more comfortable on a motorcycle now. I think everyone should take this course."
    • "I went from having never touched a motorcycle in my life to passing the skills test with flying colors the very next day."​

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