Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program


The Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program (WMSP) is striving to improve rider training and education as well as motivate motorists to share the road.

DOT motorcycle safety program

Riding a motorcycle takes more physical skill and mental concentration than driving a car or another typical motor vehicle. Training and experience are critical to your safety.

For a nominal fee, trained, professional instructors offer courses which guide riders through classroom and on-the-bike instruction. Successful completion of the Basic RiderCourse or the Basic RiderCourse 2 (for motorcycles) qualifies students for their Wisconsin Class M motorcycle license without additional road/skill testing. Advanced training allows the experienced rider to improve skills in a safe non-threating environment.

Riding a motorcycle or a scooter/moped is an exhilarating experience. ​Training and knowledge can make the difference between many years of riding enjoyment and a lifetime of tragedy for you or your loved ones. Approximately 100 motorcyclists are killed and more than 2,500 injured each year in Wisconsin traffic crashes. And most of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented, with additional education and training.

Well-trained and responsible riders along with motorists who share the road will help reach the goal of reducing the number of preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin.

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