Ride to Work Day – June 20, 2016

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Press Release- The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program encourages Georgians to “Ride to Work”

6/10/2016

Ride your motorcycle or scooter to work on June 20th!

(Conyers, GA) – The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) and the Department of Driver Services (DDS) are encouraging motorcycle riders to ride to work on Monday, June 20, 2016.  This year marks the 25th annual International Ride to Work Day. On this day, workers will commute via motorcycles and scooters to demonstrate the efficiency and other positive benefits of two and three-wheel vehicles.

Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program Manager, Tom Komjathy, states, “Each year, millions of motorcyclists participate worldwide. On Ride to Work Day, large numbers of motorcycle and scooters are ridden to work, which helps to demonstrate how these vehicles make parking easier, help traffic flow better and consume fewer resources per mile.”

With the increasing number of riders, motorcyclists and scooters are proving to be an economical, efficient and fun way to commute. Ride to Work Day also provides the opportunity for riders to practice good riding habits of, Share the Road and Riding Unimpaired.

“Riding a motorcycle to work is a great commute option for those whose are properly licensed and capable of safely handling a motorcycle,” said Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Bert Brantley.   “If you are not properly licensed, please consider a GMSP training class to ensure you are sharing the road safely.”

For more information about GMSP and to register for a course online, please visit the DDS website at www.dds.ga.gov or at this link http://www.dds.ga.gov/motorcycle/gmsp/basicridercourse.aspx.

For more information on this year’s International Ride to Work Day, visit www.ridetowork.org.

Remember to Ride Safe and “Share the Road” with motorcycles!

 

About the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP)

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. GMSP offers low cost, professional training to assist riders in improving their skills with a Basic Riders Course; Basic Rider Course 2 (Formally the “Experienced Rider Course”) and an Advanced Riders Course.

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