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Motorcycles Riders Welcome Spring, Aim at Prevent Crashes

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Monday, March 02, 2015
IDAHO FALLS  – Idaho STAR, the state’s motorcycle safety program, will be holding a Spring Opener to kick off the motorcycle riding season and to reach riders with information to prevent crashes. 

The event is being hosted and co-sponsored by Action Motor Sports in Idaho Falls on May 2nd from 11 AM to 1 PM.

The Spring Opener will include riding demonstrations, handouts, giveaways, and information about the factors involved in Idaho’s motorcycle crashes. The focus will be on what riders can do to avoid those crashes. Events are free and open to the public.

“Looking at a five-year average of motorcycle fatalities, the numbers are trending downward.  We are encouraged by the lower numbers and will continue our efforts to drive these numbers down to zero,” said Sunshine Beer, STAR Program Director. “We want to keep reminding riders about the importance of practice, training and keeping your riding skills sharp, and the Spring Openers are one more way to reach the riders of Idaho.”

Rider training is not just for new riders; Idaho STAR has courses for all levels of riders and will be demonstrating some of the riding skills and techniques taught during some of the STAR classes at the Spring Opener. 

About Idaho STAR 

The Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program was established to reduce crashes and fatalities involving motorcyclists, primarily through rider training and education programs. STAR provides training for all levels of experience and ability, from people just thinking about buying a motorcycle, all the way up to expert riders. You can find more information about Idaho STAR by calling them at 888-280-STAR, visit them online at, or find them at, @STARmotorcycle and

Idaho STAR is an Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education program and operates through the College of Southern Idaho. STAR is accredited by the National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA). STAR training is associated with a 79 percent reduced crash risk and an 89 percent reduction in the risk of a fatal crash. STAR provides courses for all levels of riders, taught by Idaho certified instructors.

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