Oregon is joining with motorcycle organizations and other federal, state and local highway safety and law enforcement organizations to raise awareness about motorcycle safety. It’s part of a month-long emphasis on overall transportation safety which at different times will focus on work zone safety, occupant protection and pedestrian/bicyclist safety.
Studies show that with proper training and practice, tragic crashes can be avoided. Oregon is a national leader in motorcycle safety education, program administration and licensing practices. ODOT-approved motorcycle safety courses are provided by the TEAM Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program, and all new riders must take either the Basic or Intermediate Rider Training course. Those under 21 must take the Basic Rider Training course.
Safety advocates hope that as more people go through training, the number of crashes will decline. According to ODOT data, very few trained riders die in motorcycle crashes.
For more information about motorcycle safety, visit the resources below:
Oregon DMV Motorcycles
Governor's Highway Safety Association
NHTSA Motorcycle Safety
Traffic Safety Marketing