In an effort to promote awareness of motorcycle safety across the State of Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed May 2017 as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.” During this month the Department of Public Safety will be conducting “Motorcycle Safety – Awareness – Operator Training Programs” across the state. The dates for the Lake Charles area training are May 19th – 21st, for more information on the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Instructor training courses can be found at http://www.lsp.org/motorcycle.html or by dialing 225-925-6113 ext. 224.
Unfortunately, last year motorcyclists in Louisiana were involved in over 1,900 crashes resulting in nearly 100 fatalities. To help reduce those numbers, riders are encouraged to participate in the program where they can be educated on safe riding practices including: being visible, dressing for safety, applying effective riding strategies, and understanding the capabilities and limitations of their bike. During the program’s hands-on training exercises, motorcyclists are taught to apply these safety practices to not only avoid being involved in a crash but to greatly reduce the chance of injury should a crash occur.
Troopers urge drivers to always be aware of motorcyclists around them and likewise urge motorcyclists to engage in safe riding practices when on our roadways. If you witness a hazardous situation or possible impaired driver, please dial *LSP (*577) and you will be directed to the nearest Troop to report that activity.
Sgt. Jared L. Sandifer
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 925-6202
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