California and Its Motorcycle Safety Program
The California Motorcyclist Safety Program is an education and training program to help motorcycle riders improve their skills. There are more than 130 training sites in the State of California.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) administers the California Motorcyclist Safety Program through contractors at a variety of locations. While the safety program is mandatory for those who are under 21 years of age who wish to receive a motorcycle endorsement, it is recommended that riders of all ages attend one of the safety training sessions.
There are two courses available for beginning riders: the Basic RiderCourse and the CMSP Premier Program Course. Both offer in-class education and actual hands-on experience in a safe driving environment free from other vehicles. Motorcycles are provided for use during the training, though riders will need to bring their own full protective gear. Experienced riders may wish to hone their skills with the Basic RiderCourse 2 using their own bike and gear.
After completion of either of the beginning rider courses, riders will receive a certificate of completion in the form of the DMV DL389. This document will serve as a waiver for the riding skills test portion of testing required to receive a motorcycle endorsement.
While attending safety training courses helps reduce risks, accidents may still occur. If you or someone you know has experienced a motorcycle related injury or loss, speak with our motorcycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles, who can help protect your rights.
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