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New Motorcycle Operator's License Skill Test Video Now Available on YouTube

Date of News Release: 05/15/2012

(Frankfort, KY.) The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch has posted a 3 minute and 13 second video demonstrating Kentucky's new motorcycle operator's license skill test on YouTube. It can be accessed by the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4jFFlJqcfs or by visiting the KSP Driver Testing Branch webpage at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/dt/index.htm.

Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), the new test was implemented on May 1, 2012 and is designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic.

The new test expands Kentucky's current motorcycle skill test from two to four exercises, which must be completed on a closed course and evaluated by a KSP driver's license examiner. The exercises include: left turn/normal stop; cone weave/right turn from a stop; quick stop and obstacle swerve. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycles tests.

Updates regarding the new test have been made to the Kentucky Driver's Manual, which is available online at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/pdf/motorcycle_rev_03_13_12_op.pdf.

KSP will offer a free, three-hour, classroom-based, motorcycle safety seminar taught by a certified MSF RiderCoach on May 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register for the seminar, visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/pdf/registrationform_2012.pdf .

The agency will also host its fifth annual Motorcycle Safety Day awareness program on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes safety exhibits, motorcycle vendors, a news conference and a police-escorted ride through scenic rural areas. To register for the program, visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org.

Both events will be held at KSP headquarters, 919 Versailles Rd. in Frankfort.

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