Motorcycle season here in Colorado is finally underway, mountain passes have cleared of snow, and temperatures are now high enough to make riding comfortable. However, considering how vulnerable riders are out on the open road, motorcycle safety has to be a top priority. Now that responsibility will fall to the Colorado State Patrol, but are they up to the task? It’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and here’s what you need to know about changes in motorcycle safety here in Colorado!
Colorado MOST Program Under Colorado State Patrol Control
Last year not only saw a drop in the number of motorcycle fatalities, but it also saw several big changes when it comes to motorcycle safety. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation took a new role in regards to the state’s Motorcycle Operator Safety Training, and it was decided that CSP would take control of that program as well.
In January, CSP took control of Colorado’s MOST programs. They were previously under the control of the Colorado Department of Transportation, which worked with CSP to carry out motorcycle safety initiative. So, what changes will happen under the leadership of the state patrol?
It appears that CSP will soon hire a new program coordinator, but things may not look too different when it comes the MOST program itself. Last year’s campaign to educate riders and encourage them to keep their skills sharp seemed to lower the number of fatal accidents. The CSP seems to want to keep a good thing going as the chief of CSP said, “The Colorado State Patrol is honored to serve the motorcycling community and encourages riders of all skill levels to continue in lifelong learning.”