Florida Motorcycle Law Requiring Safety Classes Takes Effect

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Florida Motorcycle Training LogoAs of July 1, 2008, all motorcyclists who wish to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle only license in the State of Florida must complete a 15-hour Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourseâ„¢ (BRC).

The Florida Rider Training Program (FRTP) uses curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The FRTP Course provides an “introduction to the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling. This includes the knowledge and skills necessary to ride safely on the streets and highways”.

The motorcycle rider courses are designed to teach and improve skills and activities such as:

– effective turning
– braking maneuvers
– protective apparel selection
– obstacle avoidance
– traffic strategies
– responsible attitudes

Upon successful completion of the course, riders may be entitled to insurance premium discounts through participating insurance companies.

Related Links:

Florida Rider Training Program Homepage

List of Course Sponsors

Article Source:

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

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