Driver Services Commissioner Announces March Motorcycle Safety Event in Perry, Houston County


February 20, 2014


Driver Services Commissioner Announces March Motorcycle Safety Event in Perry, Houston County

Encourages Riders to Go Beyond Basic with Experienced Motorcycle Training


(Perry, GA) – Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced today an opportunity for motorcyclists to fine tune their riding skills.  The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) will be conducting an Experience Rider Course on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the DDS Customer Service Center (CSC) at 450 Larry Walker Parkway in Perry, Georgia from 8am – 6pm.

The Experienced Rider Course (ERC) is a one-day workshop designed to improve motorcycle skills in braking, evasive maneuvers and turning. “This course provides the experienced motorcyclist with the street strategies and safety techniques that are directly applicable to your street riding,” said Commissioner Mikell.

Using your own motorcycle, you’ll put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.

In order to participate, GMSP requires every rider to be prepared, specifically you must:

•           Have 6 months (or 500 miles) riding experience

•           Provide a signed waiver

•           Have a street legal motorcycle (it will be inspected)

•           Provide proof of ownership

•           Provide proof of liability insurance

•           Bring a parent or legal guardian to the course if under 18

•           Have a valid motorcycle license or motorcycle permit

•           Wear a DOT approved helmet

•           Eye protection (faceshield, goggles, or glasses)

•           Wear full fingered gloves, preferably leather

•           Wear long sleeved shirt or jacket

•           Wear sturdy pants (no shorts)

•           Wear over the ankle boots


For additional course information, fees and online registration visit,

About the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) is a part of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. In addition to offering rider education and licensing programs, the GMSP also promotes motorist awareness programs, share the road campaigns, and is focused on highway safety issues affecting Georgia motorcyclists. The GMSP directly operates training sites throughout Georgia.