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Cycle Rider Safety Training

Recent economic factors have contributed to an increase in people choosing to ride motorcycles or scooters as a cost-effective mode of transportation. At the same time, motorcycle related traffic deaths and serious injuries have been continuing to increase annually and are considered as part of the Vulnerable Users in the Illinois SHSP. Due to multiple factors, as the number of new motorcycle operators increases, the likelihood of crashes increases as well. IDOT offers Cycle Rider Safety Training courses for riders of all skill and experience levels. These training courses are FREE to any Illinois resident 16 years of age or older who holds a valid automobile or motorcycle driver’s license or permit. Persons under 18 years of age must have written consent of a parent or legal guardian. To learn more about this program and motor cycle safety in general, please visit the Start Seeing Motorcycles website.