Motorcycle Safety Forum Video Series | Analysis of Motorcycle Safety Data

Motorcycle safety advocates gathered on May 20 in Austin, for the 11th annual Motorcycle Safety Forum.

Eva Shipp, Center for Transportation Safety’s crash analysis program manager, gave an analysis of motorcycle safety data and previewed a report the program is currently working on.

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
  • Bill Schneider, University of Akron
  • Kirk Watson, State Senator, Texas District 14
  • Chiara Silvestri-Dobrovolny, Roadside Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • John Young, Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Paige Ericson-Graber, Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

View photos from this year’s Forum.

Motorcycle Safety Forum Video Series | Texas Motorcycle Safety Activities Overview

Motorcycle safety advocates gathered on May 20 in Austin, for the 11th annual Motorcycle Safety Forum.

Daniel Jeffries from the Texas Department of Transportation – Traffic Safety Section, presented on motorcycle safety activities in Texas.

The agenda also featured presentations from:

  • Michael Manser, Human Factors Program, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • 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
  • Chiara Silvestri-Dobrovolny, Roadside Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • John Young, Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Paige Ericson-Graber, Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

View photos from this year’s Forum.

Reminding motorist to be “berry” careful at the Texas Blueberry Festival

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 4.08.17 PMWe’re headed to the Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas, this weekend to remind motorists to look twice for motorcycles. The event is FREE and will be held June 11 in downtown Nacogdoches.

We’ll be promoting public awareness of motorcycles, and rider safety and awareness. We’ll also be giving away freebies! Free items including bumper stickers, tip cards, and koozies will be available. Stop by the exhibit booth, introduce yourself, and pick up your free items!

Find visitors information, competition information, and a map on the event website.

Spreading Motorcycle Safety at ROT Rally

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 2.54.48 PMThe 2016 Republic of Texas Biker Rally kicks off June 9, and we’ll be there to spread the word about motorcycle safety.

The motorcycle safety team will be handing out free patches, reflective helmet stickers, bumper stickers and sticky pads at the booth.

Before your ride, remember:

  1. Wear all the gear, all the time.
  2. Ride smart, not impaired.
  3. Take the Basic RiderCourse.

Get tickets and find our more on the ROT Rally website.

Interested in volunteering at our booth?

If you’d like to volunteer to work the booth at ROT Rally, sign up by filling out the event form.

2016 Motorcycle Safety Forum Pictures Posted

Safety advocates gathered May 20 in Austin, Texas, at the Motorcycle Safety Forum to discuss opportunities and initiatives to reduce the likelihood of motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Texas.

This year’s Forum included the following presentations:

Texas Motorcyclist Safety Activities Overview
Daniel Jeffries, Traffic Safety Section, TxDOT

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Update
Chris Beireis, Chair, Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition

Analysis of Motorcyclist Safety Data in Texas
Eva Shipp, Crash Analysis Program, CTS, TTI

National Motorcyclist Safety Research
Introduction, Kenneth Copeland, NHTSA
Bill Schneider, University of Akron

Keynote Session – Texas Legislative Activities and Motorcyclist Safety
Kirk Watson, State Senator, Texas District 14

Research on Roadside Safety Devices
Chiara, Silvestri-Dobrovolny, Roadside Safety, TTI

DPS / Motorcycle Safety Unit Update
John Young, Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Issues Identification for the Texas Motorcycle Strategic Action Plan Paige Ericson-Graber, Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, CTS, TTI

Photos from the Forum

If you’d like high resolution versions of the photos, please email Sam.