2018 Motorcycle Safety Forum Photos Posted

The 2018 Motorcycle Safety Forum was held March 29, in Austin, Texas. Safety advocated gathered 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:

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Check In and Registration
  • 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Opening Remarks, Statewide Statistics | Chris Beireis, Chair, Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition
  • 9:45 – 10:00 a.m. | What is TxDOT doing to address motorcyclist safety? TxDOT Motorcycle Program Update | Jude Schexnyder, Traffic Safety Specialist, TxDOT
  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | What is Texas doing to train riders? Texas DPS & Rider Training Update | John Young, Program Director, TxDPS
  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | How can road curves be analyzed to improve motorcycle safety? | Eva Shipp, TTI & Amber Trueblood, TTI
  • 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. | What roadside changes can be made to reduce motorcycle crashes? | Michael Manser, TTI
  • 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. | An overview of drinking and riding | Michael Manser, TTI
  • 12:45 – 1:45 | Saving our riders/How to reduce drinking and riding? | Forum Attendees
  • 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. | Break
  • 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Viewing crashes from the other side – motorcycle accident reconstruction | James Paul Evans, Evans Accident Reconstruction
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | How to reduce drinking and riding? Recap/Group discussion | Michael Manser, TTI
  • 3:00 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Photos from the Forum

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

Share the Road | Tips for Motorists

Look Before a Left, the Right Way

Most motorcycle-vehicle crashes happen when a driver turns left in front of the rider. Drivers often don’t see the rider, or if they do, they misjudge the rider’s speed or distance. Motorcycles can move fast and are often hard to spot. When turning left, especially at intersections, always double-check the cross traffic.

Share the Road

It’s true that a motorcycle takes up less space in the lane. But remember, whether passing a motorcycle or following one in your lane, the rider requires the same amount of reaction time you do. Give a motorcycle the same space you’d give any other vehicle. Don’t tailgate — give motorcycles a four-second following distance.

Avoid Riders in Your Blind Spot

Motorcycles present a narrow profile, and they can wind up in your blind spot in a hurry. Being aware of your surroundings—and all the vehicles around you—will improve safety for everyone on the road.

 

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Agenda Announced for 2018 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

The Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum focuses on motorcycle safety issues and motorist awareness. The Forum, sponsored by the Texas Department of TransportationTexas Motorcycle Safety Coalition and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, is FREE to attend.

Register now to attend.

Following is the draft agenda for the 2018 Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum.

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Check In and Registration
  • 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Opening Remarks, Statewide Statistics | Chris Beireis, Chair, Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition
  • 9:45 – 10:00 a.m. | What is TxDOT doing to address motorcyclist safety? TxDOT Motorcycle Program Update | Jude Schexnyder, Traffic Safety Specialist, TxDOT
  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | What is Texas doing to train riders? Texas DPS & Rider Training Update | John Young, Program Director, TxDPS
  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | How can road curves be analyzed to improve motorcycle safety? | Eva Shipp, TTI & Amber Trueblood, TTI
  • 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. | What roadside changes can be made to reduce motorcycle crashes? | Michael Manser, TTI
  • 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. | An overview of drinking and riding | Michael Manser, TTI
  • 12:45 – 1:45 | Saving our riders/How to reduce drinking and riding? | Forum Attendees
  • 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. | Break
  • 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Viewing crashes from the other side – motorcycle accident reconstruction | James Paul Evans, Evans Accident Reconstruction
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | How to reduce drinking and riding? Recap/Group discussion | Michael Manser, TTI
  • 3:00 p.m. | Closing Remarks

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Register Now | 2018 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

Registration is now open for the 2018 Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum.

The Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum focuses on motorcycle safety issues and motorist awareness. The Forum is FREE and is a valuable resource for riders, instructors, traffic safety professionals, and healthcare providers. Please register using the form below. You will be sent an email confirmation after you register.

Date: 

March 29, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: 

Norris Conference Center
2525 W. Anderson Lane #365
Austin, Texas 78757

 

Register Now for the 2016 Motorcycle Safety Forum

TTI’s Motorcycle Safety Team Talking to Motorists at Corpus Christi Home and Garden Show

TTI’s motorcycle safety team will be in Corpus Christi for the 2018 Home and Garden Show, Feb. 16–18 to talk to motorists about looking twice for motorcyclists.

We’ll be promoting public awareness of motorcycles, and rider safety and awareness.  We’ll also be giving away freebies! Stop by the exhibit booth, introduce yourself, and pick up your free items!

Visit the Home and Garden website for more information.

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