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Motorcycle Safety

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Louisiana Department of Public Safety Motorcycle Safety, Awareness, and Operator Training Program works to reduce the number of motorcycle related traffic accident injuries and fatalities in Louisiana through quality training and comprehensive motorcycle awareness.

For information or scheduling of DPS Motorcycle Training Programs, please call 225-925-6113, ext 224.

Application for motorcycle training course

Mail course application to
P.O. Box 66517
Baton Rouge, La. 70896

Course Schedule

Basic Rider Course is a 15.5-hour course designed for the beginning motorcycle operator with emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for navigating safely in traffic. Classroom instruction is followed by practical exercises, which are usually divided, into two sessions on Saturday and Sunday in a controlled, off-street environment.

*Motorcycles used in Basic Rider Course may not exceed 550cc.*

Cost: $25 + training m/c reservation fee $75
(Includes student workbook.)

Advanced Rider Course is a 5-hour course for the motorcyclist who wants to hone his/her mental and physical skills. The course involves cornering, braking, and evasive maneuvering techniques using student-owned motorcycles and discussion of street riding techniques. Street legal motorcycle & M/C endorsement required.

Cost: $25

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Louisiana's Motorcycle Awareness Campaign conducts various public information events to further educate motorists to watch for motorcycles and share the road.

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