Law enforcement groups will be getting together in Baton Rouge to help teach motorcycle riders how to keep themselves safe on the roadways.
The Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championships will be hosting a civilian motorcycle training seminar on Aug. 23 in Gonzales, La. Participants will receive hands-on training by certified instructors.
The cost of the seminar is $50 and all proceeds will go to the Dream Day Foundation, which supports St. Jude Hospital in Tennessee.
Along with safe riding techniques, participants will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. After the seminar, riders will have the opportunity to compete in the 1st annual civilian competition.
In 2013, more than 2,000 motorcycle accidents were reported. Only 88 percent of cyclists were wearing helmets although the state requires that all riders wear helmets. The percentage of drivers wearing helmets was less in 2013 than it was in 2012. Along with safe and proper riding skills, motorcyclists should also remember to wear the right gear, including helmets, to better protect themselves.
To register online for the training seminar, visit www.gulfcoastmcrodeo.com.
At Simien & Simien, we understand that for motorcyclists, your life can change in an instant. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and more.
Our Baton Rouge motorcycle accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured and can you determine what your legal rights are during a free case review.