Georgians encouraged to ride motorcycles, scooters to work June 20

Georgians encouraged to ride motorcycles, scooters to work June 20

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) and the Department of Driver Services (DDS) are encouraging motorcycle riders to ride to work on Monday, June 20, 2016.

This year marks the 25th annual International Ride to Work Day. On this day, workers will commute via motorcycles and scooters to demonstrate the efficiency and other positive benefits of two and three-wheel vehicles.

"Each year, millions of motorcyclists participate worldwide. On Ride to Work Day, large numbers of motorcycle and scooters are ridden to work, which helps to demonstrate how these vehicles make parking easier, help traffic flow better and consume fewer resources per mile," said Tom Komjathy of the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program.

Ride to Work Day also provides the opportunity for riders to practice good riding habits of, Share the Road and Riding Unimpaired.

"Riding a motorcycle to work is a great commute option for those whose are properly licensed and capable of safely handling a motorcycle," said Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Bert Brantley.   "If you are not properly licensed, please consider a GMSP training class to ensure you are sharing the road safely."

For more information about GMSP click HERE.

For more information on this year's International Ride to Work Day, click HERE.

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