Motorcycle Fatalities Increase 15% in Colorado

Motorcycle Fatalities up 15% in Colorado

In 2016, there were 125 motorcycle fatalities – a 15 percent increase from the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2015, and a record high for Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT’s “The Best Never Stop Training” safety campaign is being launched this month due to the rising number of motorcycle fatalities over the last few years and to encourage riders to participate in motorcycle safety training…

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NC Police to Offer Free Motorcycle Classes

Winston Salem Police to offer Free Motorcycle Training Classes

A North Carolina Police Department is offering free motorcycle riding and skills training classes to interested residents this summer. It was only Brian Ashley’s second time riding his motorcycle, and he zoomed down Polo Road tailed by a police officer. But as he pulled off to the side of the road, flanked by an officer, it wasn’t for a ticket but for some friendly advice. Kernersville resident Ashley was one…

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Polaris Announces Kids 150cc Side by Side

Polaris releases 150cc ACE Kids SxS

Polaris has announced a single-seat Polaris ACE 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame. Modeled after Polaris ACE vehicles, the new Polaris ACE 150 EFI gives kids and youth 10 years old and older the single-seat freedom enjoyed by their adult counterparts. It retails for $3,799 and is expected in dealerships by the end of March. “Polaris continues to innovate its youth line up to…

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Utah Considers Bill to Allow Lane Splitting

Utah Considering Bill Allowing Lane Splitting for Bikes

Utah motorists need to “start seeing motorcycles,” as the bumper sticker urges, because they soon may be traveling between lanes. The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow motorcyclists to travel between lanes of traffic on Utah roads in certain situations. HB410 would permit lane splitting — passing a vehicle moving the same direction in the same lane — when motorcyclists determine they can safely make the move…

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2016 Police Motorcycle Skills Competition

Orange County Traffic Officers Association Police Motorcycle Skills

The Orange County Traffic Officers Association’s 44th annual Police Motorcycle Training and Skills Competition is Southern California’s premier Motor Rodeo and draws officers from all over the western states. This year’s event will include: Individual Competition Team Competition All New Patterns Top Gun Competition Raffle and Prizes Competitor Awards Achievement Awards Exhibitors & Vendors Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Location: Huntington State Beach (Enter at Newland from PCH) Time: 0700 to…

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High Speed Motorcycle Training

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Learning to handle a powerful street bike through “trial by fire” isn’t appealing to Jason Herheim. Yet it’s the way many people gain their motorcycle riding skills once they hit the road. Often, basic and even advanced rider courses are taught in parking lots, where speeds that the riders will experience on the street — and especially on the highway — are simply not possible, said Herheim, a motorcycle safety…

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