We’re all for motorcycle rider training. A bit of classroom time goes a long way in educating bikers in the ways (and dangers) of the road, but many beginning motorcyclists skip the courses because they cost money – something that seems to be in short supply as soon as you enter the world of two-wheeled transportation.
Some good folks in Hutt City, New Zealand thought about this problem for a while and came up with a solution: riding lessons for $20. That’s right, $20. The Wellington Scoop says the lessons are a co-operative effort between police, various levels of government, and insurance bodies.
Think it’s a good plan? We suggest you take the idea to your local police department and see what they say – they’ll probably tell you staffing woes would prohibit the cheap classes, but it’s worth a try. After all, if it makes riders smarter, it’ll make their jobs easier, and keep us all safer.