Cutler Reminds Motorcyclists About Free Motorcycle Safety Courses
HARRISBURG – With the arrival of spring, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) is reminding area motorcyclists that they can enroll in a free course to enhance riding skills through the 2012 Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP).

“Operating a motorcycle is very different than driving a car or truck because you must drive more defensively,” said Cutler. “Motorists often either don’t see motorcycles or misjudge their speed and distance, leading to crashes, which are more likely to involve a fatality. It is important for motorists to be on the lookout for motorcycles, especially during the warmer months, and it is also a good idea for motorcyclists to get as much practice and training as possible before hitting the road.”

All PAMSP courses are free to Pennsylvania residents who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license. All training courses are conducted on a riding range, under the supervision of certified rider coaches. Permit holders who successfully complete a course will be issued a motorcycle license.

The PAMSP offers courses for both new and experienced riders at approximately 69 locations across the state from now through October.

A variety of courses are offered, combining classroom and practical riding experience. New for the 2012 riding season is the Advanced Rider Course, a one-day training session modeled after a military training course for licensed motorcyclists. Participants in this course are required to use their own motorcycle.

For more information about the classes offered or to enroll in a course, visit Cutler also posts legislative information at

State Representative Bryan Cutler
100th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley
Share |