VSP urges motorcyclists to sign up for motorcycle safety course

Motorcycles at Shenandoah Harley Davidson. | Credit: WHSV
Motorcycles at Shenandoah Harley Davidson. | Credit: WHSV(WHSV)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 2:51 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Virginia State Police announced they are once again offering its “Ride 2 Save Lives” motorcycle self-assessment course. 

VSP officials say the free motorcycle self-assessment course allows current riders the opportunity to learn and practice rider safety, how to handle hazards, special situations, interstate highways, curve negotiation and much more.

The course is conducted by Virginia State Police Motors Troopers in a safe environment, according to Tuesday’s press release.

“The sun is out and the beautiful weather is calling Virginia’s motorcycling community to our highways,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Superintendent of Virginia State Police. “Rider safety is of the utmost importance, as riding a motorcycle is a unique experience with its own unique safety concerns. I encourage all Virginia riders to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from our professional motors troopers.”

VSP says all participants must have a valid operator’s license with a Class ‘M’ endorsement, appropriate riding attire, along with helmet and eye protection. Motorcycles must be street legal and helmets must be DOT approved to participate in this program.

The course will be held July 10, 8:30 a.m. at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

A comprehensive listing of Ride 2 Save Lives courses can be found by clicking here. VSP adds that space is limited and advanced registration for these free courses is required.

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