Virginia is making motorcycle safety a priority, and it’s beginning to pay off. Data from the Department of Motor Vehicles shows there was a five-year low in the Virginia motorcycle accident total in 2013, with a total of 2,079 crashes. Experts believe a contributing factor to the decline is an increase in bikers who are getting educated on proper riding and safety techniques.
These skills are taught year-round throughout the state in classroom and hands-on sessions. Bikers of all experience levels in the Roanoke area will get their chance to participate in these courses in the coming months, as New River Community College has announced they will be offering motorcycle safety classes soon.
According to an article from The Roanoke Times, the basic rider safety course will be offered on each of the six weekends between Sept. 12 and Oct. 24. The three-day courses will take place from 6 p.m to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and will continue fro 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday. During those times, participants will have classroom instruction on basic rider safety and apply lessons learned during hands-on riding sessions.
The Roanoke personal injury attorneys with Skolrood Law Firm are avid motorcyclists and are aware of the implications an accident can have. That’s why we encourage anyone interested in learning how to ride safe to sign up for one of these courses. Doing so could save your life.