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Motorcyclists are back on the road, and motorists and riders should work together to safely share the road this season. Failure to yield the right of way is the most-cited contributing factor in crashes invovling a motorcycle and another vehicle in Minnesota.
Motorists can do their part by looking twice for motorcyclists before changing lanes and at intersections and turns and giving riders room to ride. Motorcyclists should wear brightly-colored, high-visibility protective gear to stand out in traffic and ride as though other drivers can't see them.
The application period for the MMSC Motorcycle Safety Advisory Task Force closed on May 15, for this year's review. New task force members will be appointed by July 8.
The task force represents the diverse Minnesota motorcycling community and provides input on motorcycle safety and provides input on motorcycle safety and how the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Program operates.
The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center (MMSC) is no longer offering a moped rider course. MMSC switched to new basic rider course curriculum that will not accommodate moped students.
Any person who has a valid Minnesota driver's license may operate a moped without taking the moped test. Anyone without a driver's license, regardless of age, must obtain a moped operator's permit. Additional information about moped permit requirements is online in the Motorcycle Manual.
Additional information about licensed training providers is available on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services website.
Video Description: Motorcycle crash survivor Geri Katte shares her story after taking a nasty spill on I-35W. Expect the unexpected by always wearing your riding gear, and prepare for the unexpected by taking a riding training course.