Oklahoma Highway Patrol Offers Motorcycle Safety Program

8 May

The State Highway Safety Office has reported that, last year alone, there were more than 5,000 motorcycle accidents throughout the country, and 1,500 people were killed or injured as a result. To address the issue and prevent further accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma Transportation Department will be holding classes on motorcycle safety all over the state.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has received a grant to hold safety classes for three years. The grant will provide them with two new motorcycles for instructors to use during the sessions. This will enable participants to actually witness how to ride a motorcycle properly and safely.  The classes will cover the basic skills on proper motorcycling, as well as the proper safety attire to wear.  Participants will learn how to brake, control their motorcycles, and maneuver them.  There will also be lessons on how to handle dangerous situations and how to avoid them.

The first session of the program was held last Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Upcoming classes will be held on May 12 at CLEET Training Center, 2401 Egypt Road, Ada, and on June 2 at Western OK State College, 2801 N Main St., Altus.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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