Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in traumatic injuries and fatalities to the motorcyclist than the driver of an automobile or truck involved in the collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in Kentucky alone, there were more than 1,100 fatalities as a result of motorcycle crashes in 2009. As motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road and provide almost no protection in a crash, it is imperative that safety while riding a motorcycle is a rider’s first priority. An excellent way to learn motorcycle safety information is to attend a motorcycle safety course, which is intended to make new and experienced motorcyclists safer on the road and help prevent dangerous accidents.
For example, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) which works to improve motorcyclist safety offers classes for both novice and more experienced bikers and is available in training locations across Kentucky. In the Basic Ridercourse that teaches essential information for beginners, you will learn a variety of things, including: