As the weather turns warmer and road conditions improve, law enforcement agencies prepare to encounter more motorcycle traffic on area roads. In Oklahoma, at least two separate agencies are taking a “prevention is the best cure” approach to cut down on motorcycle accidents. In Edmond, Oklahoma, approximately 240 riders every year are trained in motorcycle safety by local police officers.
Using a curriculum developed by the Edmond Police Department (EPD) and approved by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office as well as the Department of Public Safety, EPD officers teach civilians how to survive in traffic making the roadways safer for everyone. The program has been so successful that the City of Edmund received a $150,000 grant to help them make it into a statewide effort.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) will also be offering their own “Motorcycle Safety Course On Advanced Collision Avoidance.” The full-day class will include one hour of classroom instruction, but most of the day will be spent with riders on their bikes getting hands on experience.
Learning the proper safety precautions can help you avoid being injured in a motorcycle accident. If you or someone you love is suffering from devastating personal injuries including traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord paralysis, call our Colorado injury lawyer at (866) 377-3800 to discuss how you may be able to pursue more compensation from your insurance company.
Metier Law Firm, LLC – Colorado injury attorneys