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    arleendamron052
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    Since motorcycles don’t have seatbelts or any protection for their riders, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injury or death in a crash.
    For this reason, motorcyclists need the skills to make the right split-second decisions in emergency situations, such as how or when to swerve or brake. This informed judgment needs to come from training because if it first comes from experience, it might be too late.
    Motorists also need to be aware of bicyclists on the road and remember to share the roadways with them. have the same right to be on the road as motorists, but with those rights come the same responsibilities for following the rules of the road. The Illinois State Police offers a brochure on being a safe bicyclist on their Web site. Bike safety tips include:

    • Always wear a level, snug-fitting helmet
    • Be predictable. Make eye contact with drivers and signal your intentions
    • Make sure your children know the rules of the road and train them in safe bike riding
    • Avoid riding after dark. If you do, use head and taillights and wear reflective clothing
    • Ride with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road
    • Be cautious and ride defensively
    The school offers advanced training courses in motorcycle safety for police officers and civilian riders. The school uses accident reconstruction to create safety courses based on real-life situations that are carried out in a controlled environment.
    The school wants to improve riders’ skills to be the best rider they can, while at the same time helping riders understand the limitations of their capabilities on their motorcyc

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