Ride Smart, Ride Safe During Motorcycle Awareness Month

Ride Smart, Ride Safe During Motorcycle Awareness Month

Governor John Carney has proclaimed May is Motorcycle Awareness Month and the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) along with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) encourages motorcyclists to ride smart and ride safely through education and awareness.

The DMV offers six motorcycle safety courses for riders of all skill levels from April through November of each year. One of these courses is an instructor-level program for those looking to earn their Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) RiderCoach certification.

Professional training and discounts of up to 15% on your motorcycle liability insurance are among the course benefits. Additionally, graduates are exempt from the DMV’s knowledge and road tests for motorcycle endorsements for up to six months after completing the course.

Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski commented, “Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to crashes, and as motorists, we need to be extra cautious, especially during warmer weather, and remember to share the road.”

“Although our motorcycle safety courses impart a wealth of knowledge to students, the ultimate aim is for them to use everything they have learned each and every time they go for a ride. By working together, we can make our roadways safer for all,” said Jana Simpler, director of the DMV.

Anyone who completes a DMV Rider Safety Course successfully in 2023 will automatically be entered to win a motorcycle license plate with four digits. There will be two drawings: one on July 21, 2023 for students who successfully complete a course from March 17, 2023 to July 16, 2023, and one on November 18, 2023 for students who successfully complete a course from July 17, 2023 to November 12, 2023. Winners will receive an email alerting them how to obtain their tag.

Reference: news.delaware.gov

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