Motorcycle Safety & Training News

news feeds icon 150CHICAGO — As the days get longer, the urge to twist the throttle gets stronger. But before you get back in the saddle, take some time to be sure you and your motorcycle are ready.

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Motorcycle Safety Priority As weather conditions improve, motorcyclists will soon be out in force to enjoy riding during the spring and summer months. With an estimated 8.4 million motorcycles on the road as of 2014, according to the Federal Highway Administration, safety is a primary concern.

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news feeds icon 150SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - As the warm temperatures arrive more motorcyclists will be out on the road and local law enforcement and motorcycle activists want to remind drivers to look out for their two-wheeled counterparts.

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Officials urgeWith "Share the Road" signs lining the parking-lot entrance, and government officials gathered in the building, Hagerstown's branch of the Motor Vehicle Administration helped kick start Maryland Motorcycle Safety Month on Wednesday. Motorcycle fatalities in Maryland increased from 66 in 2014 to 72 last year, according to the MVA.

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news feeds icon 150As the weather continues to warm up, you're bound to see more motorcycles on the roads. You'll also see more female riders on two wheels. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, the number of female cyclists is up 50 percent in the last 10 years. Right now, women make up about 14-percent of all motorcycle riders on the road.

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Motorcycle SafetyIn recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is taking a personal approach to encourage motorcyclists to use proper safety gear when traveling the roadways.

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Motorcycle safetyKALAMAZOO, Mich.—Jacket360, an invention from a Western Michigan University electrical engineering student designed to improve motorcycle safety, clinched the top spot and $1,700 at the fourth annual K.C. O'Shaughnessy Business Pitch Competition and Showcase held March 24.

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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:37

Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois

Motorcycle AwarenessGovernor Bruce Rauner showed up to the Illinois capitol on his motorcycle Tuesday to raise awareness for motorcycle safety. Rauner proclaimed May as "Motorcycle Awareness Month" in Illinois for the 33rd consecutive year. There were about 1,000 traffic fatalities in Illinois last year.

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BikersNovice motorcycle riders, who want to head out on the highway in safety, once again have access to a training program, thanks to a new non-profit which is offering the course in Thunder Bay, starting May 6.

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news feeds icon 150Riding a motorcycle safely and properly is a skill that must be learned through practice. A special permit or operator’s license is required to operate a motorcycle in Connecticut.

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