Colorado is in a crisis. The number of motorcyclists dying on our state’s road has steadily been increasing over the past few years. Last year, Colorado broke its record for the number of fatal motorcycle crashes in our state. This year, authorities want to change things, and they started that effort with “The Best Never Stop Training.”
Is Training the Answer to Motorcycle Safety?
Now that November is here, and the riding season is almost over. Officials at Colorado Department of Transportation are ramping up their training campaign to make sure they touch the lives of as many motorcyclists as they can.
So far, some 6,905 motorcyclists have attended Motorcycle Operator Safety Training (MOST) in 2017. These courses are meant to expose riders to real world experiences in a controlled environment in order to teach them better ways to ride. The program is offered to riders of all ages and all experience levels, instructors even claim that riders with years of experience always manage to learn something new at these classes. And if you don’t learn something new, well at least you get to practice your basics.
With riding season wrapping up, it is never too late to beef up on your motorcycling skills, especially if you want to take advantage of these last few days of good weather. New radio, TV and billboard ads will feature messages like, “Condition for every condition,” and “Only the skilled survive.” And expect MOST courses to run past the end of this media campaign.