Category Archives: Motorcyclist Safety Program

Death On Two Wheels – New Rider Training and State Licensing Requirements

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We get calls here at SoCalProRider from new riders who have just completed the Motorcycle Safety Program at their local state-sponsored training facility. Whilst we’re thrilled these folks are looking for further training, the checklist is usually the same – they don’t own a motorcycle, they don’t have any gear and they don’t have a learners permit. They’ve taken the MSP course perfectly legally on their driving (car) license; motorcycles and gear were provided by the school. They spent two days riding round a parking lot, got their completion certificate (which waives the DMV riding test) and are fast-tracked straight to a full, unrestricted Class M1 motorcycle endorsement.

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Review – CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course (Part 1)

cmsplogoThe official CHP-sponsored Motorcyclist Training Course left this SoCal Pro Rider instructor appalled at the basic riding techniques omitted and bad habits taught to a steady stream of new & inexperienced riders, placing whole classes of new riders at risk. In the first of a two part article, Jason tells us of his recent experience under the California Motorcyle Safety Program’s Motorcyclist Training Course (CMSP MTC)…

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