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Week of March 13, 2017
PennDOT Offering Free Motorcycle Training Courses
The PA Department of
Transportation Motorcycle Safety Program
is offering free statewide training courses, for novice to seasoned riders, who
hold a motorcycle learner’s permit or license. For permit holders seeking a
license for the first time, there is a five-day, 15-hour Basic Rider licensing
course, which consists of five hours in-class instruction, and 10 hours of
practical riding. Students taking the Basic Rider Course are provided with a
motorcycle and helmet, but are responsible for providing all other protective
Act 84 of 2012 requires all permit holders under the age of 18 successfully
complete this course in order to receive their motorcycle license.
More experienced riders who have held a permit for an extended period of time
may take the one-day, six-hour Basic Rider 2 licensing course, in which they
must provide their own motorcycle and protective gear. Licensed motorcyclists
may take the Advanced Rider Course, which is a one-day training session modeled
after a military training course, with a minimum of 3.5 hours of classroom
instruction and 4.5 hours of practical riding experience. Participants must
provide their own motorcycle. Last is a 3-Wheeled Motorcycle Basic Rider Course,
consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and eight hours of practical
riding. Students must provide their own three-wheeled motorcycle and protective
Motorcycle learner’s permit holders who successfully complete any of the
courses will be issued a motorcycle license. Those who successfully pass the
3-Wheeled Basic Rider Course will be issued a motorcycle license with a “9”
restriction, meaning they are prohibited from operating a two-wheeled
motorcycle. For more information or to enroll in a course, visit
www.pamsp.com or 1-800-845-9533. Potential
riders looking to prepare for the knowledge test can download the PA Motorcycle
Practice Test app at www.pa.gov.
Lebanon County Association of Realtors Scholarship Contest
The Lebanon County Association of Realtors invites Lebanon County high school
seniors to apply for a $500 scholarship. Students must write an essay (500 word
max) on how searching for a home is similar to searching for a college. Rules
are available at
www.Lebanon-Realtors.com, and the deadline for applications is March 27.
Three winners will be announced in April.
March Community Report Cable Show: 911 Rapid Responsee
My March cable
show is ready to watch! Check out
911 Rapid Response in Annville, Lebanon County, an all-inclusive small
business providing complete emergency vehicle installation services, custom
decals, a gun range, embroidery shop and EMS apparel retail store, all under one
roof! A great small business success story! You can also watch the show on
Comcast on Demand and Harrisburg Broadcast Network (Harrisburg, WHBG-20).
Hershey Story Museum Homeschool Day
The Hershey Story Museum, 63 W. Chocolate Ave., will hold an “All About
Chocolate” themed Homeschool Day on Wednesday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Students will participate in a sweet chocolate quest throughout the museum
galleries, learn about different varieties of cacao beans, take a class in the
Chocolate Lab, and make their own chocolate candy bar to take home. The cost is
$10 per person (students and adults). Registering is required at
www.HersheyStory.org by March 31.
Questions can be directed to
email@example.com or (717) 520-5596.
PennDOT Summer Internships for Students
The PA Department of
Transportation is offering summer internships for students in the
engineering, science, and technology fields. Internships are offered in areas
including seasonal construction, roadway data collection, and roadside
development. Applications will be accepted through March 30. Find more
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