As more and more people opt to ride motorcycles, motorcycle safety has become an increasing concern. Not only must passenger car drivers be on the lookout for motorcycle riders, but also riders themselves must take responsibility for avoiding motorcycle accidents.
To the end, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation can help. According to its website, this non-profit organization celebrates its 40th birthday this year. This organization provides motorcyclists with rider training and education. It is dedicated to promoting safety for motorcycle riders.
MSF was established in 1973. At that time, few formal, research-based motorcyclist-training programs existed. Over time, MSF has created a comprehensive training system that addresses riders’ various needs and interests. The training system is based on adult learning principles and motorcycle-related research and experience.
To date, MSF materials have been used to train approximately 6.5 million motorcyclists. By year’s end, the number of trained riders will likely top seven million. MSF recommends that a motorcycle rider:
- Get trained and licensed.
- Wear protective gear.
- Ride unimpaired.
- Ride within the rider’s limits.
- Be a lifelong learner.
Eleven original-equipment industry members and manufacturers support the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The organization works with the federal government, state agencies, the military, and other groups to offer training sessions and rider education.
To speak to a Maryland motorcycle accident lawyer, contact the attorneys at Lewis & Tompkins, P.C. You may reach us at 202-296-0666 or by filling out our online contact form. We represent people who have been hurt in pedestrian accidents in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.