In 2010, there were 4,465 motorcycle related crashes in Ohio - 169 people died and 1,254 people were seriously injured.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Motorcycle Safety Strategic Plan focuses on the 7 core components of Impaired Riding, Personal Protective Equipment, Training and Education, Licensing, Motorist Education, Highway and Environment and Partnerships. Using these components, ODPS created the RideSMART campaign, which involves educating riders to:
Ride Motorcycle Endorsed.
Use the Right Gear.
& Ride Trained.
Motorcycle rider training is extremely important for safety. Studies show that training programs reduce accident involvement and are related to a reduction of injuries in the event of an accident. Motorcycle rider courses teach and improve skills such as effective turning, braking maneuvers, negotiating curves, stopping quickly, and avoiding obstacles.
Motorcycle Ohio remains the premier motorcycle safety and education program in the state, having enhanced the riding skills of over 115,000 motorcyclists since it first began in 1987. Motorcycle Ohio has 20 permanent training locations throughout Ohio and a mobile program. MO's fleet consists of 450 training motorcycles, helmets and over 250 instructors to assist you in learning to ride a motorcycle. Basic Rider, Basic Rider 2 and Experienced Rider courses are available. Visit the website below to find a location and schedule a training course.
Local Training Sites In Corridor Enforcement Counties
Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland - East & West) Call 216-987-3075 or check the Web site at www.tri-c.edu.
Hudson City Schools (Hudson) will have online-only registration for courses. The course schedule and registration details are available at https://www.dps.state.oh.us/MOScheduling/. Call 330-653-1210 with questions, or visit the Web site at: www.hudson.edu/hcer.
Lakeland Community College (Mentor) Call 440-525-7331.
Lakeside High School (Ashtabula) will have online-only registration for courses. The course schedule and registration details are available at: https://www.dps.state.oh.us/MOScheduling/. Call 440-993-2522 with questions.
Polaris Career Center (Cleveland-West) Students should visit the Polaris Web site at www.polaris.edu and click on Adult Education. Call 440-891-7750 with any questions.