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You might be attracted to the convenience, the exhilaration, the freedom and the fun of being out on the open road. No matter what it is, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is dedicated to providing the necessary learning resources and programs to novice motorcyclists to ensure that all riders are safe and responsible on the road.
The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program has been designed to teach the basic skills required for safe operation of a motorcycle. Part of the learning process includes independent study with the PA Motorcycle Operator Manual, which will help you become an informed motorcyclist. The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Manual is available for free download below. Get started today and be one step closer to operating a motorcycle of your very own.
Before heading out on a trip, you’ll need to make some preparations. The PA Motorcycle Operator Manual has the following recommendations for pre-trip practice:
The SEE strategy was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). It’s a three-step process that helps riders make good judgements and apply them correctly in various traffic situations. The SEE strategy is as follows:
The SEE strategy and other techniques for defensive driving are outlined in detail in the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Operator Manual. It’s certainly worthwhile to spend time reviewing this valuable information.