Safety & Training
MSF asks riders to consider any or all of the following three approaches to educating themselves and other roadway users:
1. Become a better rider. Taking refresher riding courses refines motorcyclists' skills and reinforces their strategies. Whether selecting the MSF's Basic or Experienced RiderCourseSM or another provider's advanced courses or track schools, training is available for riders of every skill level.
For motorcyclists, the MSF has five critical messages:
If you are going out during the holidays take down this number or save it in your cell phone 800-AAA-HELP (800-222-4357). This number will get you a FREE ride home courtesy of AAA South and Budweiser. It is part of their Tow To Go program that will get you and your motorcycle or car home if you have had too much to drink during the holidays. This is a FREE service available in Florida, Georgia and parts of Tennessee between Thanksgiving and New Years (and some other holidays throughout the year).
If you are on your bike you need to specify you have a motorcycle so they can send a tow truck who can accommodate. Best of all , you don't need to be a AAA Member to take advantage of this program.
2009 marks AAA's Tow To Go Program's 11th year anniversary. Since its inception in 1998 the program has safely transported more than 10,000 potential drunk drivers home and kept them off our streets.
Tell your friends! For more info check out- AAA South Tow To Go .
To enhance visibility, motorcyclists are encouraged to wear brightly colored or reflective upper-torso apparel. It is also suggested that reflective strips, high beams and vibrant-colored decals be used on the motorcycle itself. Colors which offer little to no visibility on the roadways include: black, gray, beige and other neutrals.
“Our primary focus is providing highway safety and security for all motorists on Florida roadways,” says Electra Theodorides-Bustle, Executive Director for DHSMV. “During this effort, we encourage all motorcyclists to take the necessary precautions to ensure both visibility and safety when traveling, while promoting safe driving by all motorists.”
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