Duval County

JSO offering free motorcycle safety classes through SMART program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Following four deadly motorcycle crashes in the last two weeks, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to sign up for its free “SMART” classes, which will teach motorcycle safety.


The class will be broken down into four main learning objectives: the proper use of head and eyes during turning, leaning the bike to make tighter turns, dipping the bike for proper transitioning and properly manipulating the clutch, throttle and brake to work within the motorcycle’s grey area.

Interested parties can attend the class at the Florida Justice and Education Training Center on Capper Road. Participants will need to bring a driver’s license and a motorcycle endorsement and sign a waiver.

These classes will run every Saturday from 7:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make sure you register ahead of the class start time.

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Directions to the Florida Justice and Education Center can be found below.

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