Training now required for teen motorcyclists
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A new law requiring 16- and 17-year-olds who want motorcycle licenses to complete state-sponsored training took effect on Friday.
Act 84, signed in July by Gov. Tom Corbett, requires completion of the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Rider Course, which is offered at about 70 sites. The training is free.
"Pennsylvania is ensuring that young motorcycle riders are given the tools and the knowledge to ride safely on our roadways," said Barry Schoch, state transportation secretary. "Roughly 400,000 riders have gone through this proven safety training program since it began in 1984, and graduates rave about how the training has improved their riding skills."
The course provides an introduction to fundamentals of safe and responsible motorcycle operation and consists of five hours in the classroom and 10 hours on a course.
Information can be found at www.pamsp.com.
First Published September 1, 2012 12:00 am