Some bikers start riding early. As young teenagers, they are romping through the woods and open fields on dirt bikes and ATVs. Handling an off road vehicle can be quite different from a motorcycle. Riders do not have to deal with the same weight, maneuverability issues, traffic or other obstacles, but by the time these individuals buy their first motorcycle, they have a grasp on riding. Other riders are brand new to the experience and may be getting on a motorcycle for the first time when they make the decision to ride. Either way, taking a professional motorcycle safety class is highly recommended for anyone preparing to ride the highways and back roads of Connecticut.
Learn Safety Tips
As the old saying goes, it never hurts to be reminded. From lifetime riders to amateurs, a safety course can help refresh or introduce basic safety concepts to make everyone a more careful rider. Some experienced bikers may have missed a few seasons due to work, an injury or lack of a working motorcycle, in which case a refresher course can help get you back in the saddle. For beginners, the lessons taught in a safety course will help in passing a state license test, cover the appropriate gear recommended and the many traffic scenarios one may encounter.
Receive Insurance Discounts
Did you know that some insurance companies offer discounts on motorcycle insurance rates when a rider has successfully completed a safety course? These days, every little bit helps when it comes to saving money and being able to lower your insurance rates. The discount can range from five to 20 percent, depending on the insurance carrier. Before taking a motorcycle safety course, ask your insurance agent if they provide this discount and what is necessary for eligibility.