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Harper College will no longer offer Motorcycle Safety classes at all northern region training sites as of June 30. We at IDOT are actively engaged in securing a new training center for Northern Illinois. Once a new regional center is designated, classes will resume in Northern Illinois. If you are looking for training classes, please visit the websites for our central and southern training areas as they may have available training courses.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Look Twice

Motorcycles are often invisible on our roadways. They are difficult to see, because of their size and shape, and because many riders do not wear high-visibility gear. A crash can happen in an instant. In fact, the first five words after a crash are often, “I didn’t even see them.”

Everyone is responsible for driving safely. Remember, slow down, pay attention and be on the lookout for motorcycles. Look Twice and Save a Life!

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Safety Tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Motorcycle operators have the same rights of the road as any other motorist. Allow the motorcycle the full lane width at all times.
  • Always signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic.
  • If you see a motorcycle with a signal on, be careful. Motorcycle signals are often non-canceling and could have been forgotten. Always ensure that the motorcycle is turning before proceeding.
  • Check all mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes or merging with traffic, especially at intersections.
  • Always allow more following distance — three to four seconds — when behind a motorcycle. This gives the motorcycle driver more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
  • Never drive distracted or impaired.