August was the deadliest month for motorcycle-related crashes in Oregon. Thirteen people died, making it the highest one month since 1986. So far this year, 34 people have died in motorcycle-related crashes.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said most of the crashes were caused by motorcycle driver error, such as speeding, improper turning or impaired driving.
In 2009, the Oregon Legislature passed a phased-in mandatory training requirement for new riders. Oregon law requires all riders ages 21-40 to take either the basic or intermediate rider training course. Riders under 21 must take the Basic Rider Training course.
Additional age groups will be phased in as follows:
Visit TEAM OREGON to see the latest class schedules and locations and to register.
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