GA Driver Services Commissioner Announces Experienced Rider Course

3/11/2014

GA Driver Services Commissioner Announces Experienced Rider Course

 

Brunswick, Glynn County, Saturday, March 22

 

(Brunswick, GA) – The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP), a part of the Department of Driver Services (DDS), is offering the Experience Rider Course on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the DDS Customer Service Center (CSC) at 134 Jack Hartman Blvd in Brunswick, Georgia from 8am – 6pm.  

 

The Experienced Course (ERC) is a one-day workshop designed to improve motorcycle skills in braking, evasive maneuvers and turning. It provides the experienced motorcyclist with the "street strategies" necessary for survival. Using your own motorcycle, you’ll put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving. “This course provides the experienced motorcyclist with the street strategies and safety techniques that are directly applicable to your street riding,” said DDS Commissioner Rob Mikell.

                    

In order to participate, GMSP requires every rider to be prepared, specifically you must:

•           Have 6 months (or 500 miles) riding experience

•           Provide a signed waiver

•           Have a street legal motorcycle (it will be inspected)

•           Provide proof of ownership

•           Provide proof of liability insurance

•           Bring a parent or legal guardian to the course if under 18

•           Have a valid motorcycle license or motorcycle permit

•           Wear a DOT approved helmet

•           Eye protection (face shield, goggles, or glasses)

•           Wear full fingered gloves, preferably leather

•           Wear long sleeved shirt or jacket

•           Wear sturdy pants (no shorts)

•           Wear over the ankle boots

For additional course information, fees and online registration visit, http://www.dds.ga.gov/motorcycle/gmsp/expridercourse.aspx

 

About the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) is a part of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. In addition to offering rider education and licensing programs, the GMSP also promotes motorist awareness programs, share the road campaigns, and is focused on highway safety issues affecting Georgia motorcyclists. The GMSP directly operates training sites throughout Georgia.