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OSU-OKC receives grant for motorcycle safety training

OSU-OKC is recipient of $37,430 grant for motorcycle training programs

University receives funds to support safety classes and conference

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 7, 2019) – Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City has received a grant totaling $37,430 from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, school officials announced today.

The grant will be used to purchase motorcycles and support motorcycle safety classes offered through the university’s Precision Driving Training Center.

Funds will also be used to host the Oklahoma Rider Coach Education Conference. This conference brings together as many as 60 motorcycle instructors for updates and training on the latest techniques, equipment and rules.

Motorcycle courses supported by the grant include Three Wheel Basic Rider; Two Wheel Ready to Ride; Three Wheel Ready to Ride; Deaf/Hearing Impaired Basic Riding; and Introductory Motorcycle Experience.

Precision Driving Training Center officials estimate the grant will impact as many as 1,000 motorcycle riders.

“We appreciate the support of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office,” Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City President Brad Williams said. “This grant will play a role in providing the training that will keep our state’s roads and our motorcycle riders safe.”

For more information about the school’s motorcycle classes and training courses, go to www.osuokc.edu/motorcycle.

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For media inquiries:

Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@osuokc.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.