BikeSafe NC, was established five years ago to provide motorcycle safety classes to North Carolina residents by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program of North Carolina. Since it debuted in 2007, the BikeSafe NC has been credited with reducing the number of motorcycle collisions throughout the state by nearly one fourth. The program is meant to help educate motorists throughout the state about motorcycle safety and to provide tips for becoming a better, safer motorcycle rider. The classes provided by the program are taught by local motorcycle police officers and do not replace a standard motorcycle operator’s education class. In honor of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Week, a series of four of these classes was recently launched in Thomasville, North Carolina, and it is scheduled to continue through the month of July. The first class, held at an area hotel hosted About 12 residents of Thomasville and surrounding communities. The class began with a law enforcement officer showing a series of pictures of fatal motorcycle collisions as a reminder of the risks involved in operating a motorcycle. The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program bestowed Thomasville a grant buy two 2011 Kawaski Concour 1400 patrol motorcycles and train two experienced police officers to operate them.
As an Oakland auto accident lawyer, I am hopeful that these and other similar safety awareness efforts make the roads less dangerous for all motorists. If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a traffic collision, please consider contacting a personal injury attorney in Oakland.