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Let me point out some things without trying to offend any MSF instructors or the States that are trying to promote safety.

1- Our licensing procedures for motorcyclist are shambles compaired to any nation in the world that doesn't have third world status.

2- As much as we appreciate the fact that we have MSF and their instructors the course layout is out of date and outside of VERY basic technique is a joke in todays riding environment.

3- The States that will try to follow this guideline will in NO way try to fund it. Leaving it up to the individual pay even more money for the already underfunded programs.

4- Unless they open the market to allow private training programs the opportunity to train the back load of the state operated systems it will fail and be disbanded within a decade of the time it starts. Without private sector it's doomed for failure.

And that's just the begining.

I've argued for tiered licensing and will not be drawn into another thread on this. The fact that FL is trying to do something about this is admirable but the only way to make safer riders is to change the way we are educated and trained to ride the bikes.

Our system (country wide) is flawed and needs to be changed in order for us to get safer riders on the road for the future.

 

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BTW- GA has an unfunded MSF situation that makes the state course around $250 and private courses start around $300-$500. If the state of GA doesn't step up and help with partial funding then better, more extensive training will be $500 and up.
 

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Try this one on: The US Dept of Ed. should be disbanded and the education system should be operated by the State or privatized institution- Period. Without competition in education how do we excel? Healthcare run by Gov't is Socialized medicine and at best should be ILLEGAL. Child care- Not the state or the Feds responsibility- You can't afford the child care, you can't afford the child- move on. Elderly- the RICHEST population in the US based on per capita income. Stop the Handouts for the "give me" generation. Living wage- Fvck that. Free market- earn what you're worth. If your skills suck to bad. Vacation pay- between you and your employer- if it's not in the agreement tough nuggies "und so weiter".
 

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If you continue with rider's education, you will most certainly get a break on the insurance. Almost EVERY company that write motorcycle policies in this country give it. ASK.

We, Americans, are stuck in a situation where the DMVS of every state are using licensing procedures that are decades old. The reason policy makers don't fix them is because somewhere, somehow it will loose them votes. And so it goes........
 
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