Save the Date! 2020 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

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.

This year’s Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum will provide important information to riders, instructors, and traffic safety professionals who are interested in improving rider safety. The Forum is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided (does not include nightly stays at the Y.O. Ranch).

Agenda to be shared soon!

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

Attendees:

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.

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.

https://tti.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5d9HsHsHrBpMfRj