Motorcycle safety has become a serious concern for many after a recent string of deadly weekends for bikers. In fact, the Department of Motor Vehicles reports there have been a total of seven Virginia motorcycle accident fatalities over the past two weeks.
Numbers like these leave many riders wondering what they can do to stay safe on the road. According to WJLA News, taking a motorcycle safety course may be one of the best options available.
Rider training courses are offered across the state throughout the year by several different organizations. Steven Longstreet, an instructor with Apex Cycle Education, says his course is 15 hours and has turned some participants from motorcycle novices to proficient riders.
He goes on to explain that the course focuses on teaching riders to make smart decisions to avoid collisions. It also teaches riders evasive maneuvers to get out of trouble on the road.
The combination of these two areas of teaching makes for safer riders, which is why taking such a course can reduce insurance rates for motorcyclists.
If you ‘re considering learning to ride a motorcycle, the Roanoke personal injury attorneys with Skolrood Law Firm encourage you to sign up for one of these courses. A list of times and locations can be found on the Virginia DMV website.