NYPD, DOT officials launch plan aimed to keep motorcyclists, drivers safe

For new riders and those seeking to improve their skills, free training will be offered by the New York City Motorcycle Advisory council over the weekend.

Elly Morillo

May 3, 2024, 9:28 PM

Updated 22 days ago

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The NYPD and the city's Department of Transportation are looking to improve motorcycle safety across the city.
City officials announced a plan on Friday to ensure that happens.
This includes new training programs and in-person briefings at monthly precinct community council meetings around the five boroughs.
Last year, 55 motorcyclist fatalies were reported. This year alone, 33% more motorcyclists have reported injuries.
"The risks associated with motorcycle collisions are real and often devastating. Behind these numbers are individuals, friends, family members and loved ones whose lives are forever changed by the consequences of unsafe riding," said NYPD Chief of Transportation Chief Phillip P. Rivera.
For new riders and those seeking to improve their skills, free training will be offered by the New York City Motorcycle Advisory council over the weekend.


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