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Live Free Ride Alive Program Aims To Reduce Motorcycle Fatalities

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PennDOT is taking advantage of the more than 125,000 bikers riding through Erie this week, to spread the word about motorcycle safety.

PennDOT reports of the more than 3,400 motorcycle accidents that happened in Pennsylvania in 2013, 181 were fatal. To reduce that number, PennDOT started Live Free Ride Alive, a motorcycle safety program that consists of different training courses for beginners to advanced riders.

"What we've found is, that when people take the basic rider course, they get off to a good start," said Bobbi Carlson, of the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program. "But, in order to ensure that they'll be safe, they need to be learning continuous and take more courses, and take them on their own bike."

If you're interested in signing up for a free class, you can go online to www.livefreeridealive.com, or just stop the Live Free Ride Alive tent all this week at Roar on the Shore.
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