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SO, WHAT'S THE CORNERING SKILLS PRACTICE ALL ABOUT?

The Cornering Skills Practice is designed for fully endorsed riders with current street-riding experience. In this 3-hour course, you will improve your cornering skills and build confidence in leaning and cornering on your own motorcycle. Check out our new Cornering Skills Practice video!

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"ROLLOUT" PLAN FOR 2014 COURSES

Courses will be posted to the website as follows:

July courses - May 5
August courses - June 2
Sept. courses - June 30
October courses - Aug. 4
Nov. courses - Aug. 29

 
You can register on line at idahostar.org or call us at 208-639-4540 or toll-free at 888-280-7827.

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What an RAF Pilot Can Teach us About Being Safe on the Road

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – a time to promote sharing the road and looking twice for motorcycles. So, why DO so many drivers not see motorcyclists? Here is a very interesting and informative perspective from London. The article includes lots of great information about how our eyes and brain work as well as some good advice for both drivers and riders. Give it a read, share it with fellow drivers and riders, and let’s work on preventing those crashes! 

Ride well…Ride Safe…Ride Lots,


~Ax

“'Sorry mate, I didn’t see you.' Is a catchphrase used by drivers up and down the country. Is this a driver being careless and dangerous or did the driver genuinely not see you?

According to a report by John Sullivan of the RAF, the answer may have important repercussions for the way we train drivers and how as cyclists we stay safe on the roads. John Sullivan is a Royal Air Force pilot with over 4,000 flight hours in his career, and a keen cyclist. He is a crash investigator and has contributed to multiple reports. Fighter pilots have to cope with speeds of over 1000 mph. Any crashes are closely analysed to extract lessons that can be of use..." 


 

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Do You See the Light?

Cars and trucks following us can be a hazard – especially when we slow down or stop and they don’t. It seems as if drivers are becoming more and more distracted in recent years with phone conversations, texting, checking email, or other distractions. This means that we shouldn’t expect the drivers behind us to quickly notice that we are slowing down. Yes, I know…they SHOULD, but based on actual experience in traffic, it isn’t reasonable to expect it. 

Click here to get a few tips for using your lights to give those drivers an early warning...

>> Read more HERE.

 

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Ready to Register?

If you are ready to take a STAR course but couldn't find a class to fit your schedule, check again! We've added new May courses in the Treasure Valley, Paul, and Shoshone, and on May 5th, we'll add new July courses.

Visit us online at idahostar.org or give us a call at 1-888-280-STAR (7827).