As communities continue to grow and advances in technology create more distractions, motorcycle crashes and motorcycle-related fatalities become a bigger concern. In an effort to help prevent motorcycle related crashes, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the FDOT to bring the S.M.A.R.T. program to our community.
The acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for Safe Motorcycle and Rider Techniques. The GOAL of S.M.A.R.T. training is: “To help students demonstrate safe motorcycle riding techniques by negotiating commonly found street riding situations in a controlled and skill oriented manner.”
Requirements: This course is free of charge; however, every rider must register with a valid driver’s license and motorcycle endorsement and sign a waiver.
What to bring to class: •Valid Driver’s License with motorcycle endorsement
•A mechanically sound motorcycle (no leaking fluids, worn tires, etc.) with a valid registration
•Over the ankle footwear (footwear which covers the ankle bone and provides support)
•Long pants & long sleeve shirt/jacket to wear
•Eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are acceptable)
•Department of Transportation approved helmet & a pair of gloves
•Recommended to bring: Water, PowerAde, Gatorade or some other electrolyte fueled (non-alcoholic) beverage.
Those who attend this educational class will learn the proper use of head and eyes during turning, dipping the bike in order to facilitate transitioning, learning the bike to make tighter turns, and properly manipulating the clutch, throttle, and brake, in order to properly work within the motorcycle’s grey area.
The training is conducted in a closed course instructed by highly trained law enforcement motor officers using the very same techniques that place them in the top 5% of all riders. If you have questions about this class, are interested in registering, please email us at email@example.com
By working together, we can lower the number of motorcycle-related fatalities and crashes. We look forward to seeing you at one of our S.M.A.R.T. classes.