Each year, thousands of Virginia motorcyclists are injured or killed in accidents. Numerous studies have shown that getting educated on how to properly operate a motorcycle is one of the best ways motorcyclists can reduce their chances of being involved in a collision. That’s why our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers at Skolrood Law Firm would like to let you know about an upcoming educational event for bikers.
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) will be hosting a Basic Motorcycle Safety Course August 21-23. The Roanoke Times reports the event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The class will meet in room 905 of DSLCC’s Rockbridge Regional Center, located at 35 Vista Links Drive.
Participants in the course will receive classroom instruction on the basics of a motorcycle and its parts, proper operation of a bike, and techniques to avoid injury in the event of an accident. Then, riders will be able to practice what they’ve learned on real motorcycles ridden on a closed course. Helmets and motorcycles will be provided.
Those who complete the course by passing written and riding examinations will be granted a 30-day provisional Virginia motorcycle license.
At the Skolrood Law Firm, we are aware of the impact educational courses can have on motorcycle safety. That’s why our Roanoke personal injury lawyers encourage all motorcyclists, regardless of skill level, to consider signing up and taking a motorcycle safety course.