First ever motorcycle safety consortium to host event in Glendale
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FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Riding for the Long Haul a unique partnership between safety 501c(3), government and private corporations

GLENDALE – On March 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., “Riding for the Long Haul,” a first of its kind event, will be held in the parking lot of Community Church of Joy, which is located at 21000 N. 75th Avenue in Glendale. During the event, motorcycle enthusiasts will have access to interactive education and see the latest in safety gear. In addition to entertainment that will be provided by Bryan Roper, a nationally ranked trail bike stunt rider, raffle prizes, food, music and an emcee will be part of the day’s activities.

Proceeds from Riding for the Long Haul, which is hosted by HealthSouth Rehabilitation and the Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation (AMSAF), will help underwrite the cost of motorcycle training scholarships for anyone needing training and certification. Please join us and help riders to ride for the long haul. Riding for the Long Haul is an interactive educational event designed to help communities reduce motorcycle accidents and fatalities.

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Motorcycle Safety Bill Proposed in Illinois
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An Illinois lawmaker wants motorcycle safety to be a formal part of driver’s education courses.

The proposal by Republican Rep. Tom Bennett of Gibson City would amend the driver’s education act in the Illinois School Code to require that all behind the wheel instruction include lessons on motorcycle safety and awareness “to ensure students understand their surroundings when operating a motor vehicle.”

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports that Bennett says the concern was raised by constituents in his central Illinois district.

The state Department of Transportation reports that motorcycle fatalities made up 15 percent of all vehicle fatalities in 2013.

Bennett says he purposely kept the language in the proposal general to give schools flexibility.

The bill is HB1410.

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