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Delaware Experienced Rider Motorcycle Course offered

This week's Airman's Roll Call focuses on the spring spike focus. Research conducted by the Air Force Safety Center has shown motorcycle mishaps double in the springtime. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration)

Research conducted by the Air Force Safety Center has shown motorcycle mishaps double in the springtime. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration)

Motorcycle accidents are on the rise throughout the Department of Defense and officials want to stress safety as the summer months approach.  The Air Force holds courses for all Airmen who ride motorcycles to promote safety and encourage safe riding habits. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Motorcycle accidents are on the rise throughout the Department of Defense and officials want to stress safety as the summer months approach. (U.S. Air Force photo)

NEW CASTLE, Delaware -- Now is an excellent time for motorcycle riders to take a skill refresher course. The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering an Experienced Rider Motorcycle Course in all three Delaware counties, running from April until October 2010.

The cost is only $35.00 for in-state residents, and $100.00 for out-of-state residents who meet certain criteria related to military or student status. 

It looks like a thorough course and it qualifies riders for a either a five or ten percent discount on liability insurance. All classes are currently open as of March 18, 2010.

Supervisors, please make your full-timers and traditionals who ride aware of this opportunity.

Courses offered in all three Delaware counties (course details, slots available and registration form):
  • New Castle County -- Greater Wilmington DMV (April, July and Sept. courses)
  • Kent County -- Dover DMV (June, July and Oct. courses)
  • Sussex County -- Georgetown DMV  (May, July and Sept. courses)
According to the DMV website:
  • This course is an 8-hour course consisting of 2 hours in the classroom, 4 hours riding, lunch, and breaks. Classes are held on a Saturday or a Sunday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM. Each course is limited to 12 students.
  • Successful completion of the course allows a Delaware motorcyclist to reduce their liability insurance by as much as 10%, or if you have completed the novice course within the last three years, you receive an additional 5%.
Course Registration Information

The registration fee for Delaware residents is $35.00. Out-of-state residents pay $100.00. You are considered a Delaware resident if you:
  • Live in Delaware and hold a current, valid Delaware driver's license
  • Are military personnel or a dependent of one stationed in Delaware and have a valid driver's license from another state, or
  • Have a valid driver's license from another state and are currently enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 semester credits) in an accredited Delaware university, college, or community college