School focuses on motorcycle safety and awareness

Posted at 6:16 PM, May 15, 2018

The warmer weather means more motorcycles will be hitting the road and now some schools are focusing on teaching those riders life-saving techniques.

In the classroom, the school teaches safety and techniques in which students examine different traffic situations. Outside, they see demonstrations before eventually getting on bikes to experience it all first hand.

Instructor Brandi Behling says she always tells her students to be both on the offense and the defense while on a motorcycle because you can't assume drivers in cars are watching out for you.

"People just pull on the thruway don't see cut you off you have to be able to react faster," she said. "That's what we're trying to teach in the classroom part, is our escape routes. there might be debris there and a car there what are you going to take."

Instructors also stress the importance of wearing the proper gear because it can save a motorcyclist's life
so making sure you have appropriate riding boots, a full face helmet, gloves, and a rain suit can protect yourself in a dangerous situation.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Brittany Muller spoke with instructors at the Motorcycle Safety School in West Seneca.

To learn more about the safety courses, click here.

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