2009-03-12 / Local & State

Free Motorcycle Courses Offered

The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program is offering free classes for area residents to learn to ride a motorcycle. All information about the course is available at www.pamsp.com and cannot be obtained by contacting the training sites.

Courses are popular and fill quickly. A motorcycle permit is needed in order to create your profile and register for a class. Participants will need to go to their local PennDOT Driver's License Exam Center and obtain a permit before registering for a class. Then go online and create your profile to become familiar with the site so you can quickly register when the class opens for registration. Full instructions are available on the Web site.

MSP has been training motorcyclists since 1984. Last year more than 28,000 students were trained through the program. Successful students can now obtain their motorcycle license through either of the two programs offered.

The Basic Rider Course is designed for novice riders who want to learn basic skills to operate a motorcycle safely. Students who successfully complete both the knowledge and the skills test with MSP will receive a motorcycle license from PennDOT. Training motorcycles are provided.

The Experienced Rider Course is available for experienced riders who want to improve their skills and increase safety. Students who successfully complete the skills test with MSP will receive a motorcycle license from PennDOT. Students use their own motorcycle in this course.

For class schedules and more information, visit www.pamsp.com or call 1-800- 845-9533, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

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