2 Traffic Fatalities Prompt Safety Reminders
News from WKBN/WYFX-TV:
The Warren Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol handled two fatal crashes involving motorcycles this past weekend and wants to remind all motorists to ride sober and share the road safely.

From 2008 to 2010, motorcycle-involved crashes resulted in a total of 542 fatalities and more than 11,400 injuries in the state of Ohio. Of the 542 fatalities, the motorcyclist was at fault 68 percent of the time. Taking precaution as a motorcycle rider can help protect yourself and others from injury or even death.

“The loss of these two individuals this past weekend is tragic. It is incumbent of those of us that share the roads to be aware of our surroundings,” said Lt. Brian Holt, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Warren Post in Southington.

While toxicology reports are not yet available, Holt said “alcohol and drug involved crashes continue to be a serious issue in Trumbull County. While law enforcement utilizes all of the resources available to us, we need motorists to…………… continues on WKBN/WYFX-TV
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Free motorcycle safety courses available to state residents through October
News from The Mercury:

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania residents with a motorcycle license or learner’s permit still have time to take free courses through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program to obtain their license or enhance their riding skills, PennDOT said today.

Courses for new and experienced riders are available at approximately 70 locations statewide through October. A full schedule is available online at www.pamsp.com.

The 15-hour Basic Rider Course (BRC) consists of five hours of in-class instruction and 10 hours of practical riding experience. This comprehensive safety and skills overview provides valuable training for new riders and gives experienced riders the opportunity to polish their skills and correct any unsafe riding habits they may have developed. Students taking this course are provided a motorcycle and helmet, but must bring all other protective gear.

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