New law in effect requiring training for teen motorcyclists
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A new law took effect on August 31, requiring 16 and 17 year olds seeking their motorcycle licenses to first complete Pennsylvania’s motorcycle safety training. Act 84, signed on July 2 by Governor Tom Corbett, requires these young riders seeking motorcycle licenses to first complete the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program’s (PAMSP) Basic Rider Course (BRC).

The BRC provides an introduction to the fundamentals of safe and responsible motorcycle operation and consists of 15 hours of classroom and riding instruction – five hours in the classroom and 10 hours on the course. These 15 hours can be applied toward the 65 hours of on-the-road training required for riders under 18 years old who have a motorcycle learner’s permit.

Young riders who complete the course will be given a certificate-of-completion card. If they have completed all of the learner’s permit requirements they can be tested for their motorcycle license at the conclusion of the PAMSP training. Information about the

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TEMECULA: Dairy partners with CHP in motorcycle safety campaign
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Tuesday marked the beginning of the California Highway Patrol’s partnership with Swiss Dairy, the latest step in the law enforcement agency’s ongoing effort to raise awareness of motorcycle safety.

The partnership is a part of the Highway Patrol’s “Look Twice, Save a Life” campaign, which encourages drivers to look over their shoulder and check for motorcycles before changing lanes.

“The Temecula area has very high motorcycle collision rates,” said Nathan Baer, a public affairs officer for the California Highway Patrol. 

So far in 2012, CHP officers assigned to the agency’s Temecula station have investigated 79 motorcycle collisions resulting in 62 injuries and three fatalities.

With the new partnership, 220 trucks will display the message “Look Twice Save a Life,” along with the Swiss Dairy logo.

“It gives us 220 mobile billboards,” Baer said.

The logos will be paid for by Swiss Dairy. Its parent company, Dean Foods, also owns Alta Dena Dairy, which has partnered with the CHP since 2006.

“They have safe, courteous drivers,” Baer said of Swiss Dairy. “They drive a lot, and they wanted to know what they could do to help us make sure more people live.”

Armando Jimenez, the Pacific Coast Group fleet safety manager for Swiss Dairy, said the company initiated the partnership because company officials wanted to go “stra…………… continues on North County Times

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