NWTC teaches motorcycle safety

June 30, 2011

From WLUK-TV, Fox 11: “Motorcycle season brings safety reminders”— GREEN BAY – With more than one of every ten traffic deaths in Wisconsin being a motorcycle rider, officials say it is important to remember safety on the roads.

“The safety is paramount, the riding techniques are proven techniques, everybody is hopefully going to be riding the same and using the same safety techniques,” said Gene Rousseau, who currently teaches motorcycle safety at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

One technique Rousseau preaches is to be defensive.

“You’re only on two wheels and you don’t have this cage around you, this protective barrier around you like in a car or pickup truck,” said Rousseau.

“When you’re out there riding your bike there’s a lot of traffic, there’s deer and I think that if you learn these techniques and these skills it will help you to prevent any crashes and accidents,” said Garrett Roush of Green Bay who is taking the motorcycle class at NWTC.

 

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