In an effort to make city streets and highways safer for all, the Edmond
Police Department has initiated and implemented a motorcycle safety
course designed to teach the motorcycle operator how to survive in
traffic. The course curriculum was developed by the Edmond Police
Department and approved by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the
Department of Public Safety.
As a result, a grant of $150,000 was awarded to the City of Edmond for the acquisition of a mobile classroom and funds for instructor salaries to make the Civilian Motorcycle Survival Course a statewide effort.
The lesson plan for this 6-hour course is based upon skills utilized by the Police Motorcycle Unit and instructed by Edmond Police Department motorcycle officers. Police Chief JD Younger enthusiastically supports the program, not only for its contribution to motorcycle safety, but it’s invaluable benefit to our community.
A testimonial from a former student commented that he had "been riding for approximately thirty years and was the beneficiary of twenty years of military training" and he had "never received as much practical and pertinent information as he had received in this six hour course."
Safety Course Requirements:
You have to ride your own motorcycle
The motorcycle cannot be smaller than a 250cc or any type of scooter or three wheeler
You must wear an approved DOT helmet
Your gloves must have fingers
You must wear boots that cover ankles and a long sleeve shirt
You need proof of liability insurance
Watch some of the helpful tips that are covered in the Motorcycle Survival School given by the Edmond Police Department. Topics include proper braking, eye placement, clutch-throttle control, and the class exercises. Click on the image below to view.
Scheduling for additional schools is always in process and is based on registrations. If you can not attend a scheduled school you can still register to be placed on a notification list to be notified of new or upcoming schools.
You are able to register online for the classes or to be notified of new or upcoming classes.