Reducing Risks to Motorcycles in Work Zones

 

All types of vehicles are impacted by temporary changes to the roadway in work zones. However, temporary roadway conditions that affect tire traction, balance, stability, or steering patterns may be more problematic for motorcycle riders because they travel on just two wheels.

In 2017-2019, TxDOT sponsored a Traffic Safety Grant project to develop training for TxDOT engineers on ways to identify and reduce risks to motorcycles in work zones. The project has produced an online awareness training course for TxDOT engineers and work zone project managers, a summary leaflet of recommendations, and a brochure for motorcycle riders.

Check out the new materials here: https://www.looklearnlive.org/motorcycles-in-work-zones/

 

Help Us Plan the Forum!

We are starting to plan the 2020 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum and we need your help!  Take this short survey to tell us what you’d like to see at the Forum next February.

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RSVP for the August 29 Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Meeting

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August 29, 2019 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting where we will be identifying resources and developing a plan to address alcohol served at dealerships, a discussion of which was initiated at the previous meeting. There will also be a discussion to identify safety tips for riders and motorists that can be posted to the LLL social media channels.

The meeting will be held at the new TTI Headquarters Building, 1111 RELLIS Parkway in Bryan, Texas, 77807 (see link to map below), in room 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, August 27 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.

TTI Headquarters Building, 1111 RELLIS Parkway, Bryan, TX can be found at this link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/TTI+Headquarters/@30.6481323,-96.4751556,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x86442b0a8ca85417:0xdc9c685f9bb723c2!8m2!3d30.6481323!4d-96.4729669

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Meeting – Agenda Update!

As you may be aware, there is currently proposed legislation to move the DPS Motorcycle Training Unit to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). We are pleased to announce that the update on Motorcycle Training and the TDLR at the April 25 TMSC meeting will be presented by representatives of TDLR!  Join us to welcome and hear from Carla James, Deputy Executive Director of Resources and Licensing Services, Mike Arismendez, Deputy Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs, and Ray Pizzaro, Director of Education and Examination Division.

Reminder: If you are planning to attend the April 25 meeting, RSVP by emailing Christie no later than noon on Tuesday, April 23 and indicate if you will drive a State Vehicle, Personal Vehicle or Motorcycle, and if possible please include the license plate number – this will speed up getting your parking permit when you arrive at the new TTI Headquarters building (1111 RELLIS Parkway, Bryan, Texas, 77807).

RSVP for April 25 Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Meeting

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Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting, April 25, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New location! The meeting will be held at the new TTI Headquarters Building, 1111 RELLIS Parkway in Bryan, Texas, 77807 (https://tti.tamu.edu/facilities/maps/bryan-college-station/), in Room 1122. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting.

Please RSVP to attend by emailing Christie no later than noon on Tuesday, April 23 and indicate if you will drive a State Vehicle, Personal Vehicle or Motorcycle, and if possible please include the license plate number. The license plate number is needed to issue your parking permit at the RELLIS campus. RSVP-ing in advance and providing your vehicle and license plate information will save some time when you arrive on Thursday morning (and will help us order the right amount of food for lunch)!

The agenda will be as follows:

10:00 – 10:15 AM | Opening Remarks & New Member Introduction | Chris Beiries, TMSC Chair

10:15 – 10:30 AM | 2019 Forum Review and Eval; 2020 Forum Dates | Cody Stewart, TTI

10:30 – 10:45 AM | Motorcycle Training and TDLR Update | John Young, DPS/Mike Manser, TTI

10:45 – 11:00 AM | Break

11:00 – 11:20 AM | TxDOT Update | Lisa Johnson, TxDOT

11:20 – 12:00 PM | TMSC Bylaws and Upcoming Meetings | Mike Manser, TTI

12:00 – 1:15 PM | Lunch and Networking

1:15 – 1:45 PM | Motorcycle Strategic Action Plan 2016-21 Review | Laura Higgins, TTI

1:45 – 2:45 PM | SAP Countermeasures and TMSC – Discussion

2:45 – 3:00 PM | Open Discussion and Adjourn