In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle related traffic collisions that occur in the state, Oklahoma law enforcement officers are collaborating with the state’s Department of Transportation to offer informative motorcycle safety classes. Motorcycle collisions and fatal accidents involving motorcyclists are a rising trend across the United States, safety experts warn, and law enforcement officials in Oklahoma are hoping this educational program will reduce the number of motorcycle related traffic collisions across the state. Oklahomans interested in enrolling in a motorcycle safety course can do so online through the program’s website. A registration and waiver form are available at this website, and these forms can be filled out and sent electronically. These safety classes will be taught by Oklahoma State Troopers from the Highway Patrol’s Motorcycle Division. Students enrolled in the motorcycle safety training class should come prepared with the following supplies: protective eye wear, undamaged long sleeved shirt and full length pants, boots, preferably leather that cover the ankle), full-fingered motorcycling gloves, and a motorcycle safety helmet compliant with federally approved safety guidelines. In the state of Oklahoma, motorcycle riders 18 years and older are not required to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle, but the safety classes will require attendees to wear them in order to reinforce safe practices for operating a motorcycle.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I hope these sorts of training efforts are successful in making the roads safer for all motorists. If you have been injured in a traffic collision, please consider contacting a car accident attorney.