Not all motorcycles are created equally. There is a world of difference between a comfortable long distance cruiser and a high speed super sport bike. As such, it is important that motorcycle safety courses accommodate the different riding styles associated with different classes of motorcycle. Officials at the Fort Belvoir Safety Office in Virginia have realized that many soldiers returning home purchase motorcycles. It has become quite common for military facilities to offer mandatory motorcycle training courses to returning soldiers. Fort Belvoir is unique in that it offers training courses that focus specifically on sport bike maneuvering.
“It’s an important piece of required safety training for Soldiers,” said the safety director at Fort Belvoir. “Soldiers are risk-takers and when they’re sitting on a machine that’s superfast and provides minimal protection, if they have an accident, they’re going to get hurt.”
The class focuses on applying risk management techniques to the road, standard riding strategies and commonly-used evasive maneuvers. According to another instructor, “[r]iders are taught both the physical and mental sides of motorcycling – how to ride and how to service out on the streets – so they can enjoy riding for a long time.”
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A common theme of the recently institutionalized motorcycle safety courses popping up at military bases around the country is to be aware of the fact that a motorist may not see a motorcyclist even though they are looking right at them. Motorists expect to see other drivers and can oftentimes fail to see anything else. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent motorist, our national motorcycle accident attorneys can help. To schedule a free consultation with one of our national motorcycle accident lawyers, contact us today at (866) 377-3800.
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