Columbus police observe Motorcycle Awareness MonthPublished 5:27pm Monday, May 7, 2012
The Columbus Police Department recently announced two members have successfully completed Bike Safe North Carolina assessor training, just in time for Motorcycle Awareness Month, which is observed in May.
Chief Chris Beddingfield and Officer Chris Ruff have completed training that will allow them to teach Bike Safe North Carolina classes. Bike Safe-NC invites motorcyclists to participate in Rider Skills Days that offer assessment on present driving skills and advice to help make their experience as a motorcyclist safer and more enjoyable. As well as professional riding techniques, topics covered include the system of motorcycle control, collision causation factors and security.
The Rider Skills Days are run during the week and on weekends, taught by experienced, trained police motorcyclists passing on their knowledge and experience in a friendly and informal manner. Held at various locations around the state, the pre-booked days include both classroom-based advice and on-road ride-outs.
Beddingfield said Columbus police hope to have Bike Safe classes scheduled in the Columbus area soon. For more information, contact the Columbus Police Department at 828-894-5464 or visit Bike Safe’s website at http://www.bikesafenc.com/.
– article submitted
by Chris Beddingfield