Geared Up, Torn Up | Part 3

Without gear, you are 91% more likely to lose skin to the road during a crash. Geared up, or torn up? You decide.

We’ve created a series of videos as a reminder of what can happen when you don’t gear up. Here’s the latest:

What does All the Gear All the Time mean? It means wearing a helmet, jacket, gloves, pants and boots whenever you ride. Find out more about selecting the proper personal protective equipment.

 

 

TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist List

If you’re looking for items to handout at your next motorcycle safety event, or looking for an event to participate in, the Texas Department of Transportation has Traffic Safety Specialist in each district that can help. Find the list of TSS’s by district below.

“I’m a Biker & I Ride” reaches more than 45,000 views

The “I’m a Biker & I Ride” video has reached more than 45,000 views and 200,000 impressions on Facebook and YouTube. Launched last Monday, August 29, the video showcases real motorcyclists and reminds motorists to look twice.

The words are simple, but powerful:

I’m a biker and I ride.
I ride because it’s the most fun I’ve ever had.
Because it’s the closest thing I can get to flying without actually being in an airplane.
Because it’s freedom.
I am a veteran.
I’m a NICU nurse and a cancer survivor.
I’m a retired police officer.
I’m a daughter.
I’m a mother.
I’m a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather.
And I am a rider.
I look out for you.
Please look twice for me.
Our lives are riding on it.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to be a part of this video.

Have you seen it yet?

 

2016-2021 Texas Strategic Action Plan for Motorcycles Now Available

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 10.27.33 AMThe 2016-2021 Texas Strategic Action Plan for Motorcycles is now available. Download it at http://tti.tamu.edu/documents/TTI-2016-11.pdf

The Strategic Action Plan for Motorcycles was developed in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Contributions were also made by the countermeasure focus group participants who volunteered their time, shared their knowledge, and provided their insight and the survey participants at the 2016 Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum.

The first Strategic Action Plan (SAP) released in 2013 included a summary of crashes and crash contributing factors, and a list of key focus areas. This foundational document has guided Texas motorcycle safety reports for motorcycle safety stakeholders in the intervening years. The purpose of the 2016–2021 SAP is to expand the utility of the original SAP. The SAP serves to focus funding and resources on the areas that provide the greatest opportunity to reduce motorcyclist fatalities, serious injuries, and crashes.

Download the SAP at http://tti.tamu.edu/documents/TTI-2016-11.pdf

I’m a Biker & I Ride

Check out our newest video called “I’m a Biker & I Ride.”