The Edmond Sun

October 2, 2012

EPD to offer motorcycle classes

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Civilian motorcycle safety classes will be offered in Edmond Oct. 13 and Nov. 3.

The class will be at Fire Station No. 5 and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course is free. Lunch will be provided by the Route 66 Rescue Riders motorcycle group. To register, call 359-4420 or go online and visit

“It’s great training and a fun day,” said Edmond Police Sgt. Acey Hopper.

In an effort to make city streets and highways safer for all, the Edmond Police Department has initiated and implemented the motorcycle safety course. It is 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 State Department of Public Safety. The lesson plan for the six-hour course is based upon skills utilized by the EPD’s motorcycle unit and instructed by Edmond motorcycle officers.

Course participants must ride their own motorcycle, which cannot be smaller than 250cc or any type of scooter or three-wheeler. Participants must wear an approved helmet, their gloves must have fingers, they must wear boots that cover ankles and a long-sleeved shirt and they must have proof of liability insurance.