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Springfield Police Department Plans To Offer Free Motorcycle Safety Courses


The Springfield Police Department is hoping to offer free courses to motorcyclists in an effort to prevent future crashes.  According to SPD, Springfield has seen a record number of fatal motor vehicle crashes this year involving motorcycles.  Between January 1 and September 23, there have been nine fatalities involving motorcycles.

The department applied for and was awarded a Highway Safety grant from MODOT.  It will go before Springfield City Council October 5 for approval.  The funding will allow SPD to offer one-day Share the Road motorcycle safety courses for free. 

And SPD, in a news release, said motorcyclists should wear a DOT helmet along with other protective equipment; take a motorcycle safety course; drive at a safe speed; and avoid aggressive driving.

The department asks drivers to watch out for motorcycles; don’t drive distracted; and avoid aggressive driving.

Learn more here.