The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Ride Safe Indiana (RSI) are reminding Hoosiers that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. RSI is the state of Indiana’s motorcycle safety program. It has a mission to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents and fatalities on Indiana roads by training motorcycle riders and increasing motorcycle awareness among motorists.
The majority of fatal and non-fatal accidents involve both a motorcyclist and motorist. Non-fatal motorcycle accidents declined from 2,943 in 2015 to 2,560 in 2018, and fatal motorcycle accidents decreased by more than 29% in 2018 compared to 2017.
“RSI was launched in 2015 to drive awareness and save Hoosier lives. It is vital for everyone to share the road and practice safe riding and driving habits,” states BMV Commissioner Peter Lacy. “We are extremely proud. Since its inception RSI has trained over 25,000 riders. With 38 RSI training sites across the state, there is now a course within 50 miles of every Hoosier.”
Whether you are new to riding or have been riding for years, RSI offers multiple courses based on the riders’ needs. For more information on the program or to find a training provider near you, please visit www.ridesafeindiana.com.