Motorcycle Related Deaths at State High

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

In 2007 there was 90 motorcycle related deaths in Colorado. In the last two years Mesa County has seen eight motorcycle related fatalities. C-DOT says the number of motorcycle registrations in Colorado has also increased. Now C-DOT is launching its new motorcycle awareness campaign called "Live to Ride."

The program focuses on raising motorcycle safety through education and motorist awareness. Cyclists are encouraged to enroll in Motorcycle Operator safety Training classes, or MOST classes as they are called for short. MOST classes are usually offered through local dealers and teach three different levels of experience.

Many insurance companies offer discounts to riders who take a MOST class.

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  • by Tama Location: Fruita on Apr 22, 2008 at 08:02 PM
    Does C-DOT really think that Motorcycle Oper. Safety training classes are going to make the biggest difference? I don't know if you have driven our roads lately, but it's not really safe to even drive your car any more. For some reason motorists have completely forgotten how to operate their vehicles. In the short 15 minutes that I spend driving to and from work I see people completely ignoring stop signs--not even slowing down, people pull out in front of me so close that I have to slam on my brakes to keep from hitting them and then put up with them flipping me off as if it was my fault they pulled out in front of me, people either driving 10 to 15 miles/hour under or over the speed limit because they are late-texting-talking on their phone-or just plain not paying attention, passing on the shoulder, you name it! And all of that in ONE round trip to and from work. How many of those motorcycle deaths are because of careless motorists and how many because of motorcycle error?
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