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Come See Us at the International Motorcycle Show!

A motorcycle show visitor looks at a brochure with a staff member at the MMSC booth

If you’re wishing you could fast-forward to spring so that you can kick the winter blues and get back on your motorcycle, you’re not alone. But the next best thing to cruising down the road on your bike is hanging out with people who love motorcycles as much as you do. You can find them at the International Motorcycle Show in Minneapolis. The show takes place Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center will be there to talk motorcycle training and safety. Read on to learn what to expect at our booth. See you there!

Preliminary Reports: 4 of 8 Fire Deaths This Year Likely Smoking Related

Smoking can kill you. More ways than one

Quitting smoking is hard. We get it. But it’s not hard to smoke outside. It’s not hard to properly dispose of your cigarettes. It’s not hard to talk to your loved ones about the fire-related dangers of smoking. In fact, doing those things could save a life — maybe even your own.

Four of this year’s eight fire deaths appear to be smoking related. And three of the four victims were over 75 years old.

“These deaths are often happening to vulnerable people who are alone. That’s why we are asking family members and anyone in contact with older smokers to look in on them and help them be safe,” State Fire Marshal Jim Smith said. Here are some great tips to get the conversation started.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reminder: REAL ID and Passports are not Your Only Options Come Oct. 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reminding everyone that there are options for federally-approved forms of identification in addition to a REAL ID. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, a REAL ID-compliant license or ID, enhanced driver’s license or ID, or another acceptable form of identification will be required to fly domestically and enter federal facilities.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration accepts several other forms of identity documents. They are listed online here, but include:

  • U.S. Department of defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID

The federal REAL ID Act does not require individuals to present identification where it is not currently required to access a federal facility, such as to enter public areas of the Smithsonian.

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Video Description: This video will help Minnesotans understand exactly what they need to do to make sure they’re REAL ID ready by Oct. 1, 2020.