Deadly motorcycle crashes on the rise statewide; safety training offered to riders

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Motorcycle fatalities are up 32% from this identical time final year in Nevada.

However, there may be training to assist drivers put together earlier than they head out on the roads.

Sarah Lee Is the proprietor of My Car Lady and she or he makes a speciality of automobile registration providers and tells 8 News Now that this year she’s registered about 500 bikes.

“There’s a huge increase in motorcycle enthusiasts buying motorcycles, collecting classic motorcycles, all of them wanting to get out on the road, and some even also going off-road,” stated Lee.

The uptick got here because of the pandemic however Lee can’t assist discover the rise in crashes, together with lethal crashes.

“I’ve seen several crashes in the last couple weeks,” she added. “These motorcycles go very fast and they sometimes don’t anticipate the driver making a move in a certain direction.”

Lee recommends that these wanting to buy a motorcycle, obtain the correct training beforehand.

Steve Ritchey is a using academy supervisor at Red Rock Harley Davidson and says he agrees.

“You know, just because your next-door neighbor rides a motorcycle doesn’t mean they can teach you to ride a motorcycle, so take formal training. Get the education that you need to be safe for, not only for yourself but for your family,” Ritchey says.

He additionally provides that the program is designed for brand spanking new riders, and affords the alternative to get a motorcycle endorsement. Red Rock Harley Davidson additionally affords riders six lessons a month.

Currently, Ritchey says Red Rock Harley Davidson’s using academy is on monitor to license 500 new riders in 2021.

Exit mobile version