Register Today | 2014 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

May 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Brazos Center
3232 Briarcrest Dr.
Bryan, Texas 77802

The 2014 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum brings together riders, researchers, motorcycle training instructors, educators, and representatives from state and local law enforcement, public health, and government agencies to identify current motorcycle safety issues, discuss the impact of existing programs, and formulate new strategies for reducing the likelihood of motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Texas.

Special thanks to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety.

Conference Registration

Online registration will be available through 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

There is no charge for this event. However, we request that you register online in order for us to have an adequate supply of refreshments on hand. Those who wait to register that day will NOT be guaranteed a meal.

Conference registration will be available at the event immediately prior to the conference.

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Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition February Meeting Minutes posted

The Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition met in February to discuss a number of items including the upcoming National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Assessment of Motorcycle Safety Programs, Texas Strategic Action Plan for Motorcycles and the upcoming Motorcycle Safety Forum slated for May 8, 2014 in Bryan, Texas.

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.

The minutes are now available to download:

Safe riders requires the help of safe drivers

There are many parts to a safe riding equation—one of them being other cars and trucks on the road. Motorcyclists have a responsibility to ride safely, but drivers also have a responsibility to drive safely.

According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, “Over half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. Most of the time, the car or truck driver, not the motorcyclist, is at fault.”

The MSF published 10 tips on how drivers can help keep motorcyclists safe. These tips included:

  • A motorcycle can be hidden in a car’s blind spot, so take an extra moment to look for motorcycles.
  •  Slippery pavement can make stopping difficult for motorcyclists, so allow plenty of following distance.
  • Remember that the motorcyclist under the helmet is an actual person who could be your neighbor or relative.

For a full list of tips and other driver tips, visit:

http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/Motorist_Awareness_tips.pdf

http://www.looklearnlive.org/look/the-facts/ 

http://www.looklearnlive.org/look/caution/