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Jacksonville Sheriffs Office S.M.A.R.T. Motorcycle Safety Course

"Let's Get S.M.A.R.T. About Riding"

Free Motorcycle Rider Training Grant Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)Ride SMART Logo
Hosted by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) Motorcycle Officers

Motorcycle-related fatalities and motorcycle crashes, in general, are a big concern. The only way to help mitigate the problem is through awareness and training. That’s why JSO joined together with FDOT to provide this program free of cost to the citizens of Jacksonville. 

The acronym SMART stands for Safe Motorcycle and Rider Techniques. The GOAL of SMART training is: “To help students demonstrate safe motorcycle riding techniques by negotiating commonly found street riding situations in a controlled and skill oriented manner.” To accomplish our goal, SMART training is broken down into objectives that focus on the four primary areas that can be applied to any aspect of motorcycle riding. These include the proper use of head and eyes during turning, dipping the bike in order to facilitate transitioning, leaning the bike to make tighter turns, and properly manipulating the clutch, throttle, and brake, in order to properly work within the motorcycle’s grey area. The training is conducted in a closed course instructed by highly trained law enforcement motor officers using the very same techniques that place them in the top 5% of all riders. Each student receives individualized attention which positively reinforces the skills sets the course tries to improve. If the student has paid attention and applied themselves, they will leave a better rider than when they came in. By working together, we can lower the number of motorcycle-related fatalities and crashes. We look forward to seeing you at our SMART Course. Before your class, we strongly encourage you to review this area in its entirety. It is your responsibility to have read and have a clear understanding of this information before class. To apply for the class please fill out the application at the bottom of this page.
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
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