The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
(a) Motorcycles account for approximately three percent of the state's registered motor vehicles but are involved in over six percent of the state's motor vehicle fatalities.
(b) In terms of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled, the state's motorcyclists face about ten times the risk of passenger car occupants.
(c) Lack of proper riding skills have been shown to be largely responsible for the motorcycle fatality problem.
(d) It is therefore the purpose of this article to provide for a motorcycle safety education program in this state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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