While sidecars and other third-wheel options have been custom-fitted onto motorcycle frames for decades, one of the newest fads in three-wheeled machinery is what is referred to as the trike. These machines have two wheels in the front and one in the back, which is the complete opposite of a traditional motorized tricycle. Despite these differences, operating these machines can be much different than riding a motorcycle and without proper training, riders are more prone to crash.
To help reduce the number of Roanoke motorcycle accidents involving three-wheeled vehicles, a safety course is being offered at New River Community College on Friday, May 30 at 6 p.m. The course will consist of classroom and hands-on training on a variety of topics, such as:
- Effective Braking
- Proper Turning Techniques
- Obstacle Avoidance
Those who wish to participate should bring their own sidecar or trike to use on a closed training course. The cost to attend is $125, and those wishing to participate must complete a registration form.
The Roanoke personal injury lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm understand the importance of professional training before taking a motorcycle on the road, and encourage riders of all experience levels to brush up on their skills by attending one of these courses. The firm would also like to remind motorcyclists to stay safe this season by always wearing a helmet when you ride!