Georgia Motorcycle Safety Promotes Motorcycle Safety With ‘Ride To Work Day’ Ride your Motorcycle or Scooter to work on June 20, 2022!
The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP), a unit within DDS, encourages all motorcyclists and scooter riders to advocate for motorcycles as a mode of transportation and build public awareness about the convenience of riding a motorcycle or scooter. Ride To Work Day is celebrated on the third Monday in June and is a call for riders from all walks of life to come together to show how motorcycles and scooters are an economical form of transportation. Although motorcycle riding is fun and brings many riders joy, it also comes with risks that support the mission behind GMSP to improve the safety of motorcyclists on Georgia’s streets and highways.
“Riding a motorcycle to work is a great commute option for those who are properly licensed and capable of safely handling a motorcycle” said DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore. “If you are not properly licensed, please consider a GMSP training class to ensure you are sharing the road safely.”
June marks the official start of summer, and as the weather temperature rises so will the number of motorcycles and scooters you see on the road. Motorists need to respect motorcyclists, give them room, and look out for them. Paying attention and sharing the road with two-wheel and three-wheel riders can help lower the rate of two-vehicle motorcycle-related traffic collisions.
“Motorcyclists already know how much fun it is to ride and how easy motorcycles and scooters are to maneuver in traffic and to park,” said Holly Hegyesi, GSMP Program Manager and avid motorcyclist. “Ride To Work Day helps call attention to the benefits of riding a motorcycle, and gives us a chance to share our enthusiasm while promoting motorcycle safety and encouraging rider education to the general public.”
A Rider course offers motorcyclists and scooter riders fundamental safe riding techniques in a range of courses led by certified RiderCoaches. In addition to the trainer bikes available in the Basic RiderCourse, students have the option to ride their scooters if they meet the requirements.
To learn more information on rider education courses, RiderCourse locations, and motorcycle safety, visit https://dds.georgia.gov/motorcycle-safety-program-faqs.