FSU Police Gets Street Riders on Track
Within the Florida State University Police Department there is the FSU Police Motorsports Team.
This program was started by Officer Jason Harris in order to reduce the number of motorcycle related injuries and fatalities due to street racing and stunting. FSU Police sponsors riders and introduces them to the race track. Some riders are risking lives to push themselves and their machines on the street; this program gives them the opportunity to experience the thrill in a safe environment. The instructors give individual attention to each rider so that they may improve their skills. The riders will gain confidence, learn proper body position, learn the best line around the track, learn how to be smooth and consistent and ultimately faster and safer than they could ever be racing on the street.
The motorsports program is changing lives. If you or someone you know could benefit, please apply. One rider told me that after just one track day he has greatly reduced his time on the street, and can’t wait to get back.
The FSU Police Motorsports Team accepts a limited number of riders and you must apply to be considered for a sponsorship. You must live in Florida and have never been on the track before. This program is not for the commuter who wants to “try out the track”. The program is for male and female riders who would typically be running bridges and dragging knees on the street. Showing those riders there is a better forum for racing, will benefit everyone. Check out the video below and see what a few of the sponsored riders say about the FSU Police Motorsports Team.
If you would like to apply for sponsorship send a message to Officer Harris via the Team’s Facebook page:
FSU Motorsports Team Facebook page please let them know you saw it on The GirlRiders Network.
Photos and Video by: Katie McKay, Jason Harris, Tiffany Theen and Debbie DeAmorim.
Special props to Southern Track Days and Jennings GP for working with this unique program.