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Old 01-16-2013, 08:51 AM   #21
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That's great news Brandt, I really enjoyed your ARC class at MSRH, and had hoped to take it at some other tracks this year. Look forward to the coming year, gonna be a great one.
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The certified instruction would, it seems to me, be covered by an insurance policy, but track instruction, non-certified would be less likely to be covered...
so if you have a dedicated track bike it would not matter which instructor/org you went to, but if you ride a bike that is street legal and insured, you might not want a non-certified instructor/track org. something to think about now. maybe one of the legal guru's could check that out for us.
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The certified instruction would, it seems to me, be covered by an insurance policy, but track instruction, non-certified would be less likely to be covered...
so if you have a dedicated track bike it would not matter which instructor/org you went to, but if you ride a bike that is street legal and insured, you might not want a non-certified instructor/track org. something to think about now. maybe one of the legal guru's could check that out for us.
That's the way it sounds to me: if you want to lie to your insurance company and claim that you were taking a riding school, your odds of getting away with it are vastly improved if you attend a DPS-certified """school."""

For all the trackturd riders, you needn't worry about it, and can attend a non-certified trackday.
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The certified instruction would, it seems to me, be covered by an insurance policy, but track instruction, non-certified would be less likely to be covered...
so if you have a dedicated track bike it would not matter which instructor/org you went to, but if you ride a bike that is street legal and insured, you might not want a non-certified instructor/track org. something to think about now. maybe one of the legal guru's could check that out for us.
If your bike's lights are taped up and LP removed - it's not street legal. I wonder if that would hold up?

All this is bullshit either way. I'll keep the rest of my thoughts to myself. Congrats Brandt - I know all this has been stressful for you.
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That's the way it sounds to me: if you want to lie to your insurance company and claim that you were taking a riding school, your odds of getting away with it are vastly improved if you attend a DPS-certified """school."""

For all the trackturd riders, you needn't worry about it, and can attend a non-certified trackday.
Oh, that makes me feel so much better.

Real warm fuzzy feeling inside. So glad an agency is now looking after us and helping us out.

Yay for DPS certification!
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Oh, that makes me feel so much better.

Real warm fuzzy feeling inside. So glad an agency is now looking after us and helping us out.

Yay for DPS certification!
apparently DPS """certification""" is merely a driving record check too. Laughable, really.
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apparently DPS """certification""" is merely a driving record check too. Laughable, really.
Yeah, even more reason there is no need for it. It's not based on what the instructor can teach to make you safe. It's that they paid money and passed a background check. Yeah, really awesome for a school to have that under their belt.
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well, with the orignial intended purpose of that background check, it makes some sense... who wants someone who has a bad public safety record, teaching folks how to ride on the street...while not what i would want to happen has happened, at least it is now recognised that DPS does not deal with racing and racing instruction.
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...while not what i would want to happen has happened, at least it is now recognized that DPS does not deal with racing and racing instruction.
FTP..ugh...DPS
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well, with the orignial intended purpose of that background check, it makes some sense... who wants someone who has a bad public safety record, teaching folks how to ride on the street...while not what i would want to happen has happened, at least it is now recognised that DPS does not deal with racing and racing instruction.

I just think the bar is set really low. instead of "history of being a good rider" They've set it, simply, at "history of not being an idiot."

That being said, I got a reckless on my bike in OK about...oh...7 years ago. So I could never be a """"certified"""" instructor. So the DPS did one thing right!
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