The Rider Training Institute's Michel Mersereau has been very active - and very effective - in articulating the cause of safe riding for Ontario's motorcycle community. RTI provides numerous safety and motorcycle licencing courses for Ontario motorcycle riders of all levels of expertise and experience, so they have a depth of knowledge and experience that is extremely constructive for all of us to tap into. In this article, Michel points out some very clear reasons for riders who need to take the M2 Exit road test to go through a rider training course provider (RTI would be an excellent choice, check their locations) to do so.
Rider Training and Bike Safety
Most people see tips about the distractions of riding a motorcycle as self-evident and common sense, and they are right. However, like everything else that seems simple and straightforward, recognizing the potential for distraction before you get on your motorcycle and planning ways to avoid or eliminate those potential distractions could, at worst, make your ride a little less stressful and, at best, keep you out of a potentially devastating situation.
The mere act of reviewing these excellent tips for riding your motorcycle in traffic gets the blood flowing and the excitement level rising since Spring (motorcycle riding time!) really and truly is just around the corner. Thanks to the good folks at the Rider Training Institute for sharing these thoughts!
Barb Piatkowski, a longtime rider training instructor and currently the Field Operations Manager for the Rider Training Institute, knows a thing or two about motorcycle safety and has a complete arsenal of motorcycle riding skills. So when she talks about the approach that older riders should take to riding, we do well to heed her advice. We know you'll find the following article extremely interesting. Thanks for sharing, Barb!
New motorcycle riders are almost unanimous in accepting that taking a rider training course in order to qualify for your M2 licence in Ontario is the only way to go. What are the arguments against it? Cost and lack of time tend to dominate the list of excuses for not taking the course. In this article we examine and dispel these and other myths that you, the new rider, may be entertaining.