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My name is Steve Young and I am a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. I will also be your instructor in one of the online traffic courses with B Line Traffic Schools. No matter what course you sign up for, my goals are the same: Present you with the information that you need in a way that will not put you to sleep and then get you back to your life.  Throughout some of the courses I have included interesting situations, people and other random things I have come across in my 25+ years with the CHP to break things up a bit. Ok ok, enough about me. Close this window and start your course with B Line Traffic Schools today.

Tips Before Purchasing a Motorcycle

13 Jul Blog | Comments

I, being a retired CHP officer and riding enforcement motorcycles the last 19 years of my career, have developed a strong judgment of what it takes to ride safe.

I see many young people turning to motorcycles as a form of transportation to help ease the cost of fuel prices.

When I refer to motorcycles I am more concerned about the riders that are purchasing the small two wheel scooters so that they can get around town with ease. They are popular and fun to ride which is something I can relate to.

If you choose to ride a scooter as your preferred form of transportation please be aware that the benefits may not out way the costs.

Riding a motorcycle safely demands additional skills that are not required by the average automobile driver.

When riding a motorcycle you need excellent motor skills in order to operate the clutch with your left hand, the accelerator and front brake with your right hand, the gear shifter with your left foot and the rear brake with your right foot.  It’s a lot to think about while at the same time looking out for other drivers.

Think about all this before purchasing a motorcycle or scooter.  Does the cost (and I don’t just mean money I’m referring to the possibility of injury) justify the benefit?

If you do choose to ride a motorcycle or scooter please take it seriously and that way you can enjoy your rides with confidence and of course always wear a helmet.

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