Motorcycle Safety Classes at Southridge Mall Parking Lot
News from Patch.com:

Gov. Scott Walker has designated May as Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Month in Wisconsin and Greendale is playing a part.

Last week the Board of Trustees approved a temporary use permit request by Jason Pettit and John Schaller of th House of Harley-Davidson for outdoor motorcycle safety training classes in the northeast parking lot of Southridge Mall.

Motorcycles are increasingly being used for basic transportation as well as recreation because of soaring gas prices. More than 491,000 Wisconsin residents have motorcycle licenses or permits and more than 333,000 motorcycles are registered in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The classes are to run from May through October on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The classes will not require any additional construction done to the parking lot besides the painted lines on th…………… continues on Patch.com

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Fewer People Killed On Motorcycles Last Year
News from myCentralOregon.com:

April 29, 2011 08:40 am

Heather Roberts

SALEM, OR — Motorcycle fatalities have declined over the last few years, and Oregon is ahead of the national average. The number of fatal motorcycle crashes statewide has dropped to the lowest level since 2004, according to preliminary figures from the Oregon Department of Transportation. 38 people were killed last year. Rerecent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows motorcycle fatalities have declined nationally by at least 2%, the association is predicting declines in about half the states, with Oregon specifically mentioned with a notable decline.

Governor Kitzhaber has proclaimed May as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” in Oregon.

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