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However, along with the enjoyment of two-wheel travel come potential hazards. Unfortunately, crash statistics are increasing. Every year, over 2000 motorcyclists are injured on Wisconsin roads. The majority of those involved in crashes are aged 16 to 24. According to DOT studies, the most frequent circumstances for crashes are as follows:
That’s why it’s especially important that beginners learn all the critical skills before getting on the road.
Along with taking a motorcycle rider course and frequent practice, close study of the Wisconsin Motorcyclists’ Handbook can help reduce your risks on the road. The WI manual teaches safe riding techniques. Plus, it contains all the information you’ll need to know in order to pass the motorcycle knowledge test with flying colors. It’s made up of the following key sections:
The Department of Transportation offers learners a great rider course. It’s highly recommended and in some cases, even required when applying for your motorcycle license. In fact, taking the basic rider course (Motorcycle Rider Course: Riding and Street Skills) can help you get your skills test waived. The course is held off-street and out of traffic. Motorcycles and helmets are provided with the cost of the course.
The Class M license for legal motorcycle operation in the state of Wisconsin is attainable, as long as you’re committed and determined. It’s just a matter of following the four easy steps:
Good luck and we’ll see you soon on the road!