2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum | Agenda Highlights

There are 22 days until the 2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum. Highlights from this years agenda include:
  • Opening remarks from the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Chairman
  • Motorcycle Visbility and Consipicuity – Where Riders Need to Pay Attention
  • What is TxDOT Doing to Address Rider Safety? TxDOT Motorcycle Program Update
  • What is DPS Doing to Train Riders? Texas DPS & Rider Training Update
  • Activities Within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region
  • AMA / Federal Highways Administration Motorcycle Advisory Council
  • How to Prepare for Safe Riding – Panel Session
  • How to Manage a Crash Scene

Register now to attend!

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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Upcoming TMSC Meetings

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition logo

The goal of the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) is to reduce the number of crashes involving motorcycles and deaths and injuries resulting from these crashes. To accomplish this goal, the coalition meets four times a year. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019

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.

If you would like to become a member of the coalition, you can sign up at https://www.looklearnlive.org/texas-motorcycle-safety-coalition/.

A New Year With Endless Opportunities to Improve Motorcycle Safety in Texas

What resolutions are you making this year?

Maybe you’re thinking about taking on the open road on two or three wheels and need to get your Class M license. Learn more about how to get your Class M license on the Texas DPS website.

Or perhaps you already have your Class M license and need to brush up on some safety tips. An advanced rider course might be for you. Find a training location near you. This could also be the year you decide to get a new helmet or other protective riding gear.

If you’re a driver maybe your resolution could be looking twice for motorcycles. 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.

If you’re thinking about learning more about motorcycle safety, we’ve got you covered. The 2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum will be held February 23 in Kerrville, Texas. Register NOW!

Whatever your resolution is, make it one that includes improving the safety of motorcyclists and motorists in 2019. Happy New Year from all of us at Look Learn Live!

 

Register Now for the 2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

This year’s Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum will be held at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center in Kerrville, Texas, on Feb. 23, 2019. The 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). Topics will include:

  • Identification of the extent of the rider safety problem.
  • Activities that TxDOT, DPS, NHTSA, FHWA, and AMA are doing to improve rider safety.
  • Legislative activities in Texas Activities that NHTSA doing to address rider safety.
  • How to manage a crash scene and provide initial rider assistance.

Register now!  You will be sent an email confirmation after you register.

Date: 

February 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 

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

Y.O. Ranch has offered a discounted rate of $79 per night for those wishing to spend the night before or after the Forum (available Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23).  Please contact Y.O. ranch directly at https://reservations.travelclick.com/12007?groupID=2394624 or (830) 257-4440. Reservations must be made before Jan. 23.

Attendees:

All Riders, Instructors and Traffic Safety Professionals