New motorcycle helmet pilot program expands

PEORIA – Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) is collaborating with RideNow, Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson, Desert Wind Harley Davidson and The Helmet Center to expand its helmet program which will help individuals garner a quality DOT helmet (full-face or modular) with some financial assistance from AMSAF. They will also receive a 25-percent discount off MSRP from specified dealers.

Photo courtesy of the Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation Caption: The AMSAF helmet program helps individuals acquire a quality DOT helmet with financial assistance.

The applicant is required to fill out an application and donate $50 to AMSAF, which is tax-deductible. If funds are not available, people will not be able to get into the application process because it will be closed. If AMSAF has additional funds available, applicants will receive a receipt with a promo code and instructions they can take to specified qualified helmet dealers. The qualified dealers are:

Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson

Desert Wind Harley Davidson

RideNow

The Helmet Center

The letter will extend a credit for $125 off a specified helmet. In addition, the dealership will give an additional 25 percent off MSRP select helmets. The promo code is only good for one full-face or modular DOT helmet defined in program.

Note: Helmets are optional in Arizona, and AMSAF wants to assist those who choose to wear a helmet to be able to afford one. This program is possible due to grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, which wants to help reduce crashes and fatalities in Arizona.

The helmet program is open to all Arizona residents 15 years, six months old or older. Funds for this program come from donations, sponsorship and grants.

AMSAF’s mission is to promote motorcycle safety and awareness and help reduce crashes and fatalities in Arizona and offer a one-of-a-kind Arizona motorcycle training financial assistance scholarship program. This program also allows individuals to get into motorcycle training at a reduced cost. For more information, go to www.amsaf.org/scholarships.

AMSAF also offers safety tips on its Facebook page and wants to help the motorcycle community in other ways financially.

The AMSAF can be reached at www.amsaf.org/helmets or by calling (888) 951.3732.