Montgomery College’s Transportation Safety Institute Hosts Two May Events Including Motorcycle Safety Program Open House

The Montgomery College Transportation Safety Institute, part of the College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education, is holding two May events to give the community an up-close look at driving and motorcycle safety and training.

The Motorcycle Safety Program Open House is Saturday, May 11 from 2–5 p.m. at 14 Firstfield Road in Gaithersburg. Free and open to the public, this event will offer an opportunity to meet certified motorcycle safety instructors, see motorcycle demonstrations, learn about motorcycle safety course offerings, pre-register for training classes, and learn about motorcycle and gear selection and insurance options. Other activities include testing the “Fatal Vision” alcohol abuse prevention goggles and the Honda SMARTrainer motorcycle simulator.

For more information about the Motorcycle Safety Program open house, call 301-337-8378 or e-mail motorcycle@montgomerycollege.edu.

The Rookie Driver Readiness from a Developmental Perspective class is Tuesday, May 21 from 6–9 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Business Training Center, located at 12 South Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg. This class is designed for parents, driver educators, and counselors of young adults with cognitive challenges. The course begins with driver safety information tables at 6 p.m., continues with the presentation at 6:30 p.m. and finishes with breakout sessions. The breakout sessions include class information for students with learning disabilities and driver readiness assessment screenings and scholarship opportunities. This course is $19 and $30 for non-Maryland residents.

For more information about this course, please call 240-567-1895 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/safety.html.

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