North Dakota Department of Transportation urging Motorcycle riders to take safety classes

Courtesy of: North Dakota Vision Zero
Courtesy of: North Dakota Vision Zero

(North Dakota) -- Two agencies are looking to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents and fatalities on roadways across the state and the nation.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the American Bikers Aiming Toward Education (ABATE) of North Dakota are teaming up to promote motorcycle safety courses happening in the state. They say fatalities have measurably deceased between 2020 and 2021 due to safety courses, and are encouraging riders to participate in the lessons.

“Motorcycle safety classes prepare riders for the road through reinforcement of obeying all traffic laws, riding with courtesy and wearing All The Gear, All The Time,” said Lonnie Bertsch of ABATE. “Classes provide skills to heighten awareness and skill levels. Even if you have been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn.”

You can find rider courses offered across the state by clicking here. Additional information about ATGATT can be found by clicking here