Check out our newest video called “I’m a Biker & I Ride.”
One of the most important things you can do before getting on your motorcycle to throw on your gear.
Wear all the gear all the time. Motorcycle specific clothing is designed to work best. Sure it’s not cheap, but it is a lot cheaper than a skin graft or an extended recovery period off your motorcycle due to injury. Be sure to research the gear that is available and buy the best you can afford, before you buy extra chrome for your machine.
We’ve created a series of videos as a reminder of what can happen when you don’t gear up. Here’s the latest:
Find out more about protective gear by downloading our brochure.
Motorcycle safety advocates gathered on May 20 in Austin, for the 11th annual Motorcycle Safety Forum.
Chiara Silvestri-Dobrovolny, associate research scientist in the Roadside Safety and Physical Security Division at TTI, spoke to attendees about the work her division does related to motorcycle safety.
The agenda also featured presentations from:
- Michael Manser, Human Factors Program, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
- DJ Jeffries, Traffic Safety Section, Texas Department of Transportation
- Chris Beireis, Chair, Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition
- Eva Shipp, Crash Analysis Program, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
- Bill Schneider, University of Akron
- Kirk Watson, State Senator, Texas District 14
- John Young, Texas Department of Public Safety
- Paige Ericson-Graber, Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Tr
Look Learn Live — a motorcycle safety and awareness campaign — was developed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).
These social media sites contribute to the many motorcycle safety awareness efforts of the campaign. Followers are updated on the latest motorcycle safety news, upcoming motorcycle safety events, and available motorcycle safety materials.
The campaign encourages motorists to:
- Look twice for motorcycles
- Share the road
- Be extra careful at intersections
Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting, August 8, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in College Station, Texas, at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in the Gibb Gilchrist Building, room 103. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting.
Please RSVP to attend by emailing Christie no later than noon on Thursday, August 4 and indicate if you will drive a State Vehicle, Personal Vehicle or Motorcycle so that we can have an accurate headcount and correct types of parking permits. This is very important because the permits have to ordered/picked up from TAMU Parking.
The TMSC serves as a public forum for addressing strategies to improve motorcycle safety; discusses effective programs, regulations, and other opportunities to improve motorcycle safety; reviews, proposes, and makes recommendations concerning motorcycle-related legislation; and serves to promote rider safety and inform the public about being aware of motorcycles and sharing the road safely. Sign up to get involved with the coalition. For more information about the coalition or to see past meeting minutes, go to the TMSC page.