Safety Courses Being Offered in Ohio to Reduce Motorcycle Accidents

by | September 30th, 2013

September 30, 2013

The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that each year, thousands of motorcycle riders are injured or killed as a result of accidents along the highway. One of the leading contributing factors to these crashes is lack of experience.

Data from the Office of Criminal Justice Services states that 92 percent of motorcyclists involved in collisions taught themselves how to ride a motorized bike or were taught by friends or family members. A large portion of these riders did not have a proper endorsement on their licenses to operate motorcycles.

To help reduce the number of motorcycle crashes, the state offers several safety and training courses where novice riders can gain the experience and knowledge they need to stay safe on the road. According to an article released by the Springfield News-Sun, these courses are now being offered across Clark County for the first time ever. The program launched on Sept. 18 and will be offered three more times through the fall season.

The courses are 16 hours long and occur during sessions scheduled on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of the ways these training sessions can significantly decrease accidents, and they encourage riders of all experience levels to participate.