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NEWS RELEASE: Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announces local motorcycle classes for seasoned riders
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Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announces local motorcycle classes for seasoned riders
There's always something new that riders can learn to stay safer on the road
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has some great advice for motorcyclists with a few miles on their bikes ‒ take a refresher course to sharpen their riding skills.
Advance Rider Courses (ARC) will be offered at select locations around the state throughout the summer months. The fee is $50. Participants must have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license and provide their own motorcycle and proof of insurance. The motorcycle must be properly titled and registered, display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection.
"I have talked to many seasoned riders who were surprised and pleased by how much they learned in the advanced course," said Johnson, who has been riding a motorcycle since she was a young teenager. "Motorcycling requires good judgment, the ability to manage risk, make quick decisions and react appropriately in an ever-changing riding environment. Everyone I've met who has taken an ARC has come away with something valuable from the class."
The ARC teaches riders how to evaluate their riding skills and helps with personal risk assessment. The one-day course includes a classroom session to improve perception and hazard awareness, and a range segment to practice more advanced crash-avoidance skills as well as improving braking and cornering techniques. Speed and loss of control, especially in curves, is one of the leading causes of motorcycle crashes.
For more information about the ARC and basic rider classes, a list of training classes, how to get a motorcycle endorsement or becoming a motorcycle rider training instructor, visit the Secretary of State website at www.michigan.gov/motorcycling.
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American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure
WASHINGTON (January 13, 2017) – The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits
to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
"Veterans have waited long enough for treatment and proper care in the area of environmental health," American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt said. "Those who have served at Camp Lejeune and are
now suffering from illnesses linked to contamination cannot be left to confront these diseases as if they were not in any way connected to their time on base. We are here to see this does not happen."
Groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune was stated specifically in American Legion Resolution No. 118, passed unanimously by delegates at the 98th National Convention in Cincinn…
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Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 3 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) at http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community. I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all! Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!