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Police promote the Ride to Save Lives Program to Reduce Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle safety is a big concern to Virginia state troopers, because this year so far, there were 44 motorcycle fatalities in Virginia. This is a decrease with this time last year, which was at 56 deaths.

As a result of the increase in motor fatalities last year, Virginia state troopers are promoting Ride to Save Lives program to help lower the numbers.

The program offers riders tips on ways to better control their motorcycle in hopes to reduce crashes.

Ride to Save Lives is a self-assessment for intermediate and experienced motorcyclists, is in its second year. The program aims to improve safety for all while reducing the increasing number of fatalities in Virginia. Topics covered in the course include motorcycle maintenance and daily checks, raising a downed motorcycle, curve negotiation, interstate highway riding and more. The course is free and open to anyone with the "M" endorsement on their license to participate. To find and register for an event, call the Virginia State Police at 540-375-9500.

If you have been seriously injured or if your family member has been killed in a motorcycle accident anywhere in Virginia or northeast NC, please contact Kalfus & Nachman PC online today or call (855) 880-8163 for a free consultation. We have offices in Norfolk, Newport News, and Roanoke, Virginia.