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Thursday, May 30, 2002

ATLANTIC COUNTY HOSTS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced that the Anthony Canale Training in Egg Harbor Township has been approved as a Regional NJ Motorcycle Safety Education Program Site.

New Jersey's Motorcycle Safety Education Program (NJMSEP) is designed to help both new and experienced riders learn the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude for enjoyable and smart street riding. The program's curriculum was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, a national organization dedicated to improving the safety of all motorists. The partnership with Atlantic County was approved by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, which sponsors the Motorcycle Safety Program.

"The State of New Jersey and Atlantic County Government recognizes the value of educating those who want to obtain their motorcycle license while learning how to ride safely," said Levinson. "It is an opportunity for our local residents to increase their riding skills and enhance the safety of our roadways," he added.

All courses require valid New Jersey motorcycle operators licenses or permits. Permit validation includes vision and written exams. Classes are free of charge for New Jersey residents. The first class at the Anthony Canale Training Center is scheduled for Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2, 2002.

Participants who successfully complete the Basic Skills Course (RSS) may receive a wavier for the Department of Motor vehicle motorcycle road test requirement. Participants who successfully complete the Experienced Rider Course (ERC) may receive a 2 point reduction in any Department of Motor Vehicle points accumulation on their driving record. Motorcycles are provided at the Training Center for all Basic Skills Courses. Some loaner helmets are also available. Every student is required to bring and use the proper riding gear, and sign a release of liability form. Each class size is limited to a maximum of 12 students.

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For fee and scheduling information you may call the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety at (609) 633-9308 or go the NJ Motorcycle Safety Education Program web site at www.njsaferoads.com

For further information concerning motorcycle permits, licensing and the Graduated Driver License program (GDL), please visit Motor Vehicle Services web site at: www.state.nj.us/mvs

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