JSO offers free motorcycle course to make riding safer

by Richard Nunn – The Morning Show meteorologist from https://www.news4jax.com Richard Nunn participates in SMART Motorcycle Safety Course The Weather Authority’s Richard Nunn recently participated in the new Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office SMART Motorcycle Safety Course. The course took place at the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center. The acronym SMART stands for Safe Motorcycle and Rider Techniques. JSO joined together with the Florida Department of Transportation to provide the program free of cost to Jacksonville residents. Watch the video above to see some of the riding techniques that Richard learned during the course. To learn more about the program, click here. JSO offers free motorcycle course to make riding safer Classes taught by motor officers who ride for a living Florida has the second-highest number of motorcycle registrations in the nation — one spot down from California and one ahead of Texas. I am one of those registered riders and have been since my late teens. A motorcycle was my main source of transportation for a couple of years. My part-time job took me on a 60-mile round trip while attending school. All of that riding totaled 15,000-18,000 miles annually. I do not log that kind of yearly miles these days and maybe that is a good thing. With congested roads and distracted drivers in a hurry, there are too many unfortunate accidents. When those accidents involve motorcycles, serious injuries and deaths are all too common. What if there was a local course taught by professional riders that could help you improve your riding skills? What if just one of those skills could save your life? Would you invest your time to improve your riding skills? What if the course was free? I hope that last item got your attention. It’s FREE! Jacksonville is now home to the […]

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