TMSC Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2019

The Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition met on November 14 at TTI’s headquarters at the RELLIS campus in Bryan.

Highlights include:

  • Opening Remarks & New Member Introduction
  • TxDOT Update
  • Motorcycle Training and TDLR Update
  • Training & Licensing Project Update
  • Video Development
  • Alcohol-Related Crashes – Statistics
  • TMSC Safety Award
  • 2020 Forum Planning
  • Open Discussion and Adjourn

The meeting minutes are now available to download.

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.

Find minutes from other meetings here.

Notice of Vacancies on Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board

News from the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Meeting held on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Applications being accepted through the end of November.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) announces vacancies on the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board (Board) established by the Transportation Code, Chapter 662.001. The purpose of the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board is to advise the Texas Commission on Licensing and Regulation and the Department on rules and educational and technical matters relevant to the administration of this chapter.

The Board consists of nine members appointed by the presiding officer of the commission, with the approval of the commission.  The advisory board consists of the following members:

(1)  three members: (a) each of whom must be a licensed instructor or represent a licensed motorcycle school; (b) who must collectively represent the diversity in size and type of the motorcycle schools licensed under this chapter;

(2)   one member who represents the motorcycle dealer retail industry;

(3)  one representative of a law enforcement agency;

(4)  one representative of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute;

(5) one representative of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service; and

(6)  two public members who hold a valid Class M driver’s license issued under Chapter 521;

Members serve staggered six-year terms. The terms of three members expire September 1 of each odd-numbered year. The presiding officer of the commission, on approval of the commission, shall designate a member of the advisory board to serve as the presiding officer of the advisory board for a one-year term.  The presiding officer of the advisory board may vote on any matter before the advisory board.

The advisory board shall meet at the call of the executive director or the presiding officer of the commission.  An advisory board member may not receive compensation for service on the advisory board but is entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing the functions as a member of the advisory board, subject to the General Appropriations Act.

Interested persons should submit an application on the Department website.  Applicants can also request an application from the Department by telephone (800) 803-9202, fax (512) 475-2874 or e-mail [email protected].

Issued in Austin, Texas on October 11, 2019.

Brian Francis
Executive Director
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Registration is open! 2020 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

Registration for Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum information.

The Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum meets each year to bring together those interested in motorcycling and motorcycle safety to discuss opportunities and initiatives to reduce the likelihood of motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Texas.

Agenda to be shared soon! Attendees and speakers, please register here.

Date: 
February 22, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 
Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center
2033 Sidney Baker
Kerrville, Texas 78028

Make your hotel reservations today and don’t forget to ask for our group rate!

Who should attend?
All Riders, Instructors, and Traffic Safety Professionals

RSVP for the November 14th TMSC Meeting

Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting, November 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the TTI Headquarters Building, 1111 RELLIS Parkway in Bryan, Texas, 77807 (see link to map below), in Rooms 1122 and 1124. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting.

If you plan to attend the meeting please RSVP by emailing Christie no later than noon on Tuesday, November 12 and be sure to include you your license plate number. The license plate number is needed because of the way that parking permits are processed on the RELLIS campus. RSVP-ing in advance and providing your license plate information will help us save time Thursday morning (and will help us order the right amount of food for lunch)!

TTI Headquarters Building, 1111 RELLIS Parkway, Bryan, TX can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/vmULbGZCj8GNiNDa6

The agenda will be as follows: 

10:00 – 10:10 AM       Opening Remarks & New Member Introduction

10:10 – 10:20 AM       TxDOT Update

10:20 – 10:30 AM       Motorcycle Training and TDLR Update

10:30 – 10:50 AM       Training & Licensing Project Update

10:50 – 12:00              Video Development

12:00 – 1:00 PM         Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 1:30 PM           Alcohol-Related Crashes – Statistics

1:30 – 2:00 PM           TMSC Safety Award

2:00 — 2:30 PM          2020 Forum Planning

2:30- 3:00 PM            Open Discussion and Adjourn                       

Come see us at the 2019 Lone Star Rally in Galveston

This year’s Lone Star Rally starts October 31 and runs through Sunday, November 3. TTI’s motorcycle safety team will be there to spread the word about motorcycle safety.

We’ll be handing out free patches, koozies, chapstick, hand sanitizer, kickstand coasters and bumper stickers at the booth. Come see us!

Before your ride, remember:

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

Find out more about rally events on the Lone Star Rally website.