The California Highway Patrol partners with a private contractor to bring the public the Motorcycle Training Course. The MTC is a mandatory requirement for anyone under the age of 21 who wishes to get a motorcycle endorsement on his or her license.
But those over 21 can also take the course, and according to the CHP, taking the course is a recommendation for everyone seeking to secure an endorsement.
The MTC provides 10 hours of riding instruction and five hours of classroom instruction. It covers a range of skills and important information that can make anyone a better and safer rider.
The CHP recommends everyone take the course even if they are not required by the law to do so. Officials have been running the program since 1987, and they believe it is highly beneficial. They also say it saves lives and will help make you a better rider.
The CHP mentions that taking the course could help you to lower your insurance rates, and it will allow you to skip the riding skills test when you go to get your endorsement at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The agency also suggests that completing this education and skills training can give you and those who love you peace of mind that you will be safer when you hit the road.
Taking the course is completely up to you if you are over the age of 21. However, it is a good idea to at least consider taking it because you can learn many skills and tips that can keep you safer on the road and enable you to learn how to avoid common situations that could lead to serious accidents.