June 27, 2013
The growing number of Virginia Motorcycle Accidents that result in fatalities is a serious problem in the state. Records show that over the last four years, deaths resulting from motorcycle accidents have risen by approximately 25 percent.
Ruth Greer, a program coordinator with the Virginia Rider Training Program, says that a majority of these accidents can be attributed to other motorists who simply fail to recognize motorcycles in traffic.
In an effort to reduce these accidents, Greer’s organization offers new riders an opportunity to take a safety course designed to give them the skills they need to safely operate on the road. According to Newsplex, the program consists of a classroom section that is taken on a Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, students put what they have learned to use during a hands-on ride through a closed obstacle course.
The courses are designed for riders of all experience levels and roughly 500 students per year participate in the program.
There are still slots available for upcoming classes, so anyone who is interested in participating is encouraged to contact the organization to schedule a course immediately.
The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm are aware of the risks motorcyclists face each time they ride on today’s highways. The firm urges all new riders to take a safety course before taking a motorcycle on the road.