Here in Connecticut, the state and local governments generally agree that increased rider awareness and training is a vital component to ensuring that the motorcycle riders in our state remain safe on our roads.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we agree that rider education is paramount to helping motorcyclists be aware of the potential dangers on our roads, along with knowing how to handle those situations when riding.
COMMON AREAS COVERED IN RIDING CLASSES
Most rider learning centers provide a range of classes in order to cater to the different levels of rider ability. Most institutions include three primary types of courses:
- Basic Learning – these classes often teach riders about rider awareness, the types of protective clothing that riders can wear (including how they protect a rider) and some basic accident avoidance techniques. These classes also often consist of a combination of classroom and practical instruction.
- Intermediate – a step up from the Basic Learning level classes, intermediate classes provide riders with techniques for motorcycle braking, evasive maneuvers and different cornering techniques that can be used on the streets.
- Experienced/Instructor Training – often the highest level of rider classes available, these courses add to the topics covered in the “basic” and “intermediate” classes, often adding skill and knowledge evaluation tests, motorcycle maintenance tips and learning specific techniques on your own motorcycle – covering areas that include managing traction and how to stop in emergency conditions.
It’s important to note that many classes will have a standard list of prerequisites that riders must meet in order to be able to attend.
LIST OF RIDING SCHOOLS IN CONNECTICUT
The following list includes a collection of motorcycle safety training courses that are provided throughout the state of Connecticut:
|Name of Riding School||City||Contact Phone|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||Colchester||(860) 412-7300|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||Danielson||(860) 412-7300|
|Tunxis Community College||East Granby||(860) 255 3671|
|Tunxis Community College||Fairfield||(860) 255 3681|
|Tunxis Community College||Farmington||(860) 255 3671|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||Groton||(860) 412 7300|
|Manchester Community College||Manchester||(860) 512 3004 (ext. 8705)|
|Gateway Community College||North Haven||(203) 285 2085|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||Norwich||(860) 412 7300|
|Motorcycle Safety Training Center Of New England||Plainfield||(860) 564 3009|
|Tunxis Community College||Stratford||(860) 255 3681|
|Naugatuck Valley Community College||Torrington||(203) 575 8123|
|Naugatuck Valley Community College||Waterbury||(203) 575 8123|
Providing a range of services from basic rider courses all the way up to instructor training information, the Connecticut Dept Of Transportation goes to great lengths to help ensure that adequate training options are available for all riders of our state.