June 3, 2013
Research shows that lack of rider experience is often a contributing factor to Colorado Motorcycle Accidents. In fact, a study called The Hurt Report found that 92 percent of motorcycle riders who were involved in a crash were self-taught.
In an effort to reduce the number of collisions involving motorcycles, the non-profit organization, ABATE of Colorado, is offering beginner rider education courses throughout the summer months.
According to a story from The Fort Morgan Times, the classes will be offered on the campus of Morgan Community College. The first course was offered this weekend and was at capacity with a total of six students. The next course will be offered on July 27 and 28 and will be followed by another round of instruction on Aug. 10 and 11.
The courses feature a section of classroom instruction followed by hands-on training sessions, which are held in a closed parking area on the school’s campus. Individuals interested in participating in the program who are also Morgan County residents also qualify for a $25 discount on the cost of the course.
The Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm encourage those considering getting into motorcycle riding to participate in the course. Doing so will helps riders develop the skills needed to safely operate bikes on the street.