Pa Motorcycle Safety Course: Day 2/Part 2.

Today’s Motorcycle Safety Course Format

As with Day 1 of this Motorcycle Safety Course in Pa, this is done via teleconferencing. As before to participate in class, a virtual classroom format is performed. Please read the previous post for more details.

Motorcycle Safety Course Material

We covered much of what we learned from the Pennsyvlanial Motorcycle Operators Manual and reviewed the evolutions performed today on the driving course.

Motorcycle Safety Class Review:

In class, we reviewed concepts covered today on the riding course. We reviewed the safe operation of the motorcycle. Slow turning, fast turning, safe accelerating, normal stopping, and emergency braking.

Much of this material reinforced the importance of committing to memory how the hobby of motorcycle riding has a dangerous component. Through learning and practicing, we can become safer riders.

New Motorcycle Safety Class Concepts:

Day 2/Part2 class covered more advanced motorcycle operations as well as simple motorcycle operations.

Such as riding information with other motorcycle riders in groups, avoiding more dangerous riding situations on roadways, and performing maneuvers like lane changing and object avoidance.

It wasn’t the most advanced motorcycle information, but again this was an introductory class, and we had to learn how to be safe riders before we became great riders.

The Next Day On The Safety Riding Course.

Day 3 (actually part 4) of this motorcycle safety course covers more advanced operations when compared today. We reviewed that much of our motorcycle riding involved single lanes, only starting to ride after the person in front of you began to ride, all stopping in an orderly fashion.

This class review was for us to focus on our safe operation of the motorcycle. The instructor prepared us for the next step. We will be riding next to each other at times, lane changing and having surprise scenarios presented.

What Is A Surprise Motorcycle Scenario?

Previous stopping activities involved lines, or cones, on the riding course’s ground. These static triggers were easy to see at a distance and prepared you ahead of time for what we were doing.

The following motorcycle riding session would involve the instructor giving last-minute signals, and we had to act accordingly. Perform an emergency stop, swerve one direction or the other, based on ‘surprise’ instructions.

This change sounds weird, but this ups our game of riding around in circles in a closed course.

Motorcycle Safety Course Wrap Up

The last day of the class involved tests of our knowledge of the material and, more importantly, our safe motorcycle riding ability. I focused on listening to the riding test since any written test I was sure would be a repeat of Pa’s Motorcycle Operators Manual material.

The final motorcycle riding test would include low-speed/tight maneuvers and higher-speed emergency motorcycle operations. We would have to swerve safely, safely brake, and safely accelerate the motorcycle.

Of course, the focus was ‘safely’.

I imagined more difficult procedures than planned, but that’s because I was considering the worse. I was mentally getting prepared and trying my best not to be worried.

As they said on their website, no street riding experience necessary to pass this class. And a pass doesn’t just help me get that fabled Pa Motorcycle License; it also helps me become a safer motorcycle rider. Can you wish yourself good luck? Well I did.

Picture of me, as a New Motorcyclist.
Just Me…Newly Licensed.

Hi I’m Tom, A New Motorcycle Rider and Blog Author.

I am a new rider(Pa Learners Permit at the end of 2020, and I received a Pa Motorcycle License in 2021 after passing a Motorcycle Safety Course).

I bought my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7, at the beginning of 2021 and have been doing upgrades on that motorcycle since.

I added to my motorcycle collection by buying a Boom Vader Gen 2 in 2022, and that Grom-Clone motorcycle has been upgraded by me as well.

I continue to ride my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle as well as my TaoTao TBR7 dual-sport bike.

Read more on my About Me page.

Fun Fact: I’ve only been on one group ride.

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