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|10-21-2019 01:39 PM|
|Kennylxix||Here in Florida the MSF course is all we have to do. Once passed we just take the certificate to the DMV and we are done.|
|10-21-2019 01:11 PM|
The MSF courses are designed to make it easier to pass. Then you have to go to the DMV (or state DOT depending on where you live) to take the written exam and get your endorsement. I like to tell folks that passing the MSF course makes you fully qualified to ride a motorcycle.... around a parking lot. I think it's definitely worth it and a great way to get some decent foundation skills to build on, but it by no means makes anyone qualified to hit the streets.
|10-20-2019 11:32 PM|
But then again, I think all the mentioned good traits are taught while growing up. Which a lot of parents are not teaching their children in today's world.
Anybody can be taught to ride a motorcycle or drive a vehicle and pass a test. But how do you teach them to be good, courteous drivers with proper road manners. Do not think that I will be able to figure this one out in my lifetime.
Locally we just had an incident, where a driver was radar clocked at 90 MPH while going thru a 55 MPH " construction " zone. Naturally the state police pursued. This driver who passed a " Motor Vehicle Drivers Test " then struck and killed another motorist while trying to exit the highway at " 133 MPH ".
You just can not teach common sense.
Sad to say, we have gotten Thus, lets get back to something more in the light heart category.
|10-20-2019 07:05 PM|
|Kennylxix||Interesting. We have to take a pretty decent little riding test at the end of my MSF. It would have been hard for someone not in control of their bike to pass it.|
|10-20-2019 05:56 PM|
Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
Maybe that is why just to protect myself I take a Safety Driving course every three years. And the new SUV I just purchased, I was sure that it had every safety accessory known to man.
|10-20-2019 02:47 PM|
By end of the two days, I knew that NOT, it wasn't worth, but it was fun anyways. I always try to keep a positive attitude and open mind. And I walked away with some stuff that I didn't know, especially about accidents and how to try to avoid them.
It also frustrated me that there were more than one person that were clearly not in good control of the bike and they got the license anyway. I guess they finished learning by themselves in public roads.
I guess a smarter approach would be that the DMV just test you, not train you, and you train yourself the way you want.
|10-20-2019 10:54 AM|
|Kennylxix||Gotcha. I had been riding for years before I finally got my endorsement. I didn't think I'd learn anything but it was surprisingly informative.|
|10-20-2019 10:06 AM|
|10-18-2019 07:32 PM|
Originally Posted by Gmelody14 View Post
|10-18-2019 09:20 AM|
Congrats. Have you done the MSF course yet?
Make sure you get and wear full gear and have fun!!
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