Iowa Valley BCS Equips Future Drivers with Essential Moped Safety Skills

Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions (BCS) is proud to offer a comprehensive moped safety course designed to empower young drivers with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the road safely and responsibly. This six-hour program, available in Iowa Falls, provides a perfect launchpad for teenagers seeking to obtain their moped license in Iowa.

“With mopeds becoming an increasingly popular choice for daily commutes and errands, ensuring young drivers are equipped with the right safety knowledge is paramount,” explains Julie Thomas, Workforce and Education Coordinator. “Our engaging classroom instruction equips students with valuable insights into moped operation, safe riding practices, and practical tips for handling complex situations on the road.”

The course curriculum covers essential topics, including:

  • Operator and Moped Preparation: Students learn proper pre-ride checks, safety gear essentials, and responsible driving practices.
  • Basic Control Skills: Mastering balance, braking, and maneuvering through controlled exercises lays the foundation for confident moped handling.
  • Safe Riding Practices: Navigating traffic lanes, maintaining proper road positioning, and understanding road signs and signals are emphasized for enhanced safety.
  • Handling Complex Situations: The course delves into defensive driving techniques, hazard awareness, and strategies for unexpected scenarios.
  • Moped Care: Students gain crucial knowledge on routine maintenance to ensure their moped stays in optimal condition.

This fully accredited program meets the Iowa Department of Transportation requirements for obtaining a moped license for individuals aged 14 and under. Students as young as 13 1/2 years old can enroll in the course, preparing them for a safe and confident transition to moped driving upon reaching the mandatory license age.

“Our passionate instructors, interactive learning format, and emphasis on practical skills ensure students gain a comprehensive understanding of moped safety,” affirms Thomas. “We aim to empower young drivers to make informed choices on the road, contributing to a safer environment for everyone.”

To register for the moped safety course or learn more about upcoming sessions, please visit our website at  or call us at 641-752-4645.