Motorcycle Manual: Introduction
A message from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Motorcycling is a popular choice for economical and convenient travel. More than 241,000 New Yorkers use motorcycles for commuting, touring and recreational activities.
The New York State Motorcycle Safety Program is dedicated to improving motorcycle safety. We recognize the need to promote rider education and motorcycle awareness for all motorists. Through education and greater public awareness, motorcycling can be a safe and enjoyable activity. This manual will help to make your motorcycle traveling safer. I urge you to read it carefully and to follow its good advice: keep your motorcycle in good condition, wear a helmet and protective clothing, drive defensively, always obey the rules of the road and never drink and drive.
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Safety Program
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 335
Albany, New York 12228