Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Another Motorcycle Safety Course to be Offered

(WYDaily/file photo)
(WYDaily/file photo)

YORKTOWN — On Saturday, July 24, Virginia State Police (VSP) will hold a motorcycle safety course will at Waters Edge Church, 6830 George Washington Memorial Hwy./Rt. 17 in York County.

The course, which is part of the Ride 2 Save Lives Campaign (R2SL), is designed as a self-assessment course for cyclists. This free course will teach riders how to handle hazards, special situations, highways, curve negotiations, and other potential safety risks that they may face while out on the road. Additionally, the class will give participants an opportunity to practice the skills necessary for a variety of situations that they may encounter.

The course will teach the S.I.P.D.E. process, or “Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute.”

VSP encourages riders to register early as space is limited to only 30 riders.

This will be the second time that the course has been held since the spring, with a previous session held last May during National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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The course, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., requires that all participants hold a valid operator’s license with a Class ‘M’ endorsement. Participants must also wear appropriate riding attire, helmet, and eye protection. All motorcycles must be street legal and helmets must be Virginia Department of Transportation-approved. To learn more, click here.

VSP and Waters Edge Church reserve the right to disqualify any person who registers and arrives without the requirements listed above or behaves in such a way that safety is a concern. A waiver will be signed at the beginning of the program which will release the Commonwealth of Virginia, The Department of State Police and its members, as well as Waters Edge Church of liability.

If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be notified in advance. If a participant is unable to attend, VSP asks that they log into their EventBrite Account and cancel the ticket before the class date so that attendance can be adjusted.

To learn more or to register for this event, click here.

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