Calling All Riders | Take Our Motorcycles In Work Zones Survey

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is looking for Texas motorcycle riders aged 18 and older to participate in a short survey about motorcycle safety in roadway work zones. The survey is online at https://tti.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0BuLSWCdoB8mA1n and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential. Thank you for your help!

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Check Out the New Routes Section of LookLearnLive

We recently added a section to our website! Click on Routes in the main navigation to check it out! This interactive map of Texas shows where motorcycle crashes have occurred along popular riding routes. While there are many online resources that also plot popular riding routes, few – if any of them – include a safety component. It is our hope that this website will aid riders as they plan their riding routes around the State.

By selecting one of these routes, you can learn more information about the route, including where motorcycle crashes have occurred, factors that contributed to these crashes, and riding and safety tips. By creating a user account, you can suggest routes, add route ratings, and share your own photos and videos. Your input is what will make this website a useful and meaningful tool for other riders.

For more information or questions, please contact Paige Ericson-Graber at p-ericson@tti.tamu.edu.

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TMSC Meeting Nov. 16 | Agenda Announced

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Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting, November 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in College Station, Texas, at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in the Gibb Gilchrist Building, room 105. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting.

Please RSVP to attend by emailing Christie no later than noon on Tuesday, November 14 and indicate if you will drive a State Vehicle, Personal Vehicle or Motorcycle so that we can have an accurate headcount and correct types of parking permits. This is very important because the permits have to ordered/picked up from TAMU Parking.

The agenda will be as follows:

10:00 – 10:10 AM | Opening Remarks & New Member Introduction | Chris Beiries, TMSC Chair
 
10:10 – 10:20 AM | Legislative Update | Jude Schexnyder,
TxDOT
 
10:20 – 10:35 AM | FHWA Infrastructure-Based Motorcycle Crash Countermeasures Project | Michael Manser, TTI
 
10:35 – 10:55 AM | TTI Motorcycle Mapping Project | Marcie Perez, TTI
 
10:55 – 11:05 AM | Break
 
11:05 – 11:45 AM | Comprehensive Motorcycle Crash Analysis Feedback | Eva Shipp, TTI
 
11:45 – 1:00 PM | Lunch and Networking
 
1:00 – 2:30 PM | Motorcycle Registration Dedicated Funding Discussion | John Young, DPS
 
2:30 – 3:00 PM | Open Discussion and Adjourn

TTI’s Motorcycle Safety Team Spreading Awareness at Lone Star Rally

This year’s Lone Star Rally starts November 2, and 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. Our booth is located on 21st Street between Mechanic and the Strand. 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.

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November 16 | Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Meeting

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition logo

Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting, November 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in College Station, Texas, at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in the Gibb Gilchrist Building, room 105. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting. 

Please RSVP to attend by emailing Christie no later than noon on Tuesday, November 14 and indicate if you will drive a State Vehicle, Personal Vehicle or Motorcycle so that we can have an accurate headcount and correct types of parking permits.  This is very important because the permits have to ordered/picked up from TAMU Parking.

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. Sign up to get involved with the coalition. For more information about the coalition or to see past meeting minutes, go to the TMSC page.

An agenda & reminder will be available soon.