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Why should I take a motorcycle refresher course? Do I have to?

As Milwaukee personal injury lawyers, we always want your safety to come first. By taking a refresher course in motorcycle skills and road rules, you will be able to improve your safety skills in order to avoid a potential fatal motorcycle accident in Wisconsin.

As of now, the state is not requiring retraining for motorcyclists, but it is a good idea to take a class so that your chances of a crash are minimized. When you learn more about your bike, how to handle it in inclement weather conditions and relearn the road rules that are sometimes forgotten, you may be able to avoid becoming a statistic.

Sadly, about 50 percent of deadly motorcycle wrecks that occurred in 2010 involved a motorcyclist with five months of experience or less, and a little over 90 percent of riders taught themselves or were taught by a family member how to ride a motorcycle.

These statistics spurred the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to develop on these motorcycle safety education courses. The current series of courses includes classes for the new rider; for the experienced rider who needs to polish his skills; for the advanced rider; and for riders who operate trikes.

Our Wisconsin motorcycle crash attorneys at Hupy and Abraham encourage riders to take refresher courses; as bike fans ourselves, we believe that a new focus on skills will benefit most riders. However, we know that even the safest rider can get injured in a wreck caused by the negligence of another. If you have been hurt in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident, call us today for a free consultation toll-free at 800-800-5678.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham