August 17, 2011 James Revillini

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Tunxis Community College is offering Motorcycle Rider Education courses this fall in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety, required as of 2011 for applicants to obtain a new motorcycle license.

The Tunxis classes, which run in September and October, can be completed in as little as three days or two weekends in Farmington. Motorcycles are provided.

“Studies have shown that motorcycle rider training can reduce the chances of being in an accident,” said Angelo Santoro, Farmington site manager for the Tunxis Motorcycle Safety Program. “Courses are also a good refresher —they remind drivers to think about their riding skills and be more aware of road conditions and how to maneuver safely.”

Those who wish to sign up for motorcycle courses should hold a driver’s license or motorcycle permit and be physically able to operate a motorcycle. Students who successfully complete the course may also be eligible for a 10% insurance discount.

The Tunxis Motorcycle Safety Program is winner of the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Outstanding Community Training Sponsor Award.

For more information or a schedule of classes, call the Tunxis Motorcycle Safety Program at 860.773.1446, email tx-motorcycle-tunxis@tunxis.eduor visit Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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