Even an experienced driver can learn new methods to stay safe on the road.
At Roar on the Shore, instructors are giving visitors a preview of the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program. It’s a statewide free training service with two locations in the Erie area. Motorcycle safety experts are using what’s called a skid bike to demonstrate what you can do to prevent an accident.
Bobby Fitzmayer, of the PA Motorcycle Safety Program, says, “With this training aid, I can actually put a motorcyclist in a reduced-traction environment to simulate riding on wet roads after it rains and I can teach them how to maintain control of the motorcycle to avoid crashing.”
There are different courses depending on your experience level, from the beginning rider to the advanced.