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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Look Learn Live Fall 2017 Events

The motorcycle safety outreach team will be busy this fall traveling around Texas. The team will be at both motorcyclist and motorist events spreading the word about sharing the road. Each year, Look. Learn. Live. attends a variety of conferences and motorcycle rallies to promote motorcycle safety and motorist awareness.

Look for us this weekend in Huntsville at Fair on the Square. Fair on the Square is an annual event hosted by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce. The fair includes 350 booths of arts, crafts, food and entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Later this month we’ll be in Luckenbach and Longview. If you’re in the area, stop by the booth and introduce yourself!

Check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for pictures of us at events.

Come See Us at the Goodguys 25th Lone Star Nationals

Join us September 29 through October 1 as the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s motorcycle safety team travels to Fort Worth, Texas, for the Goodguys 25th Lone Star Nationals. 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 Goodguys website for more information.

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Spreading Awareness About Motorcycle Safety at the Pearland International Festival

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s motorcycle safety will be out at the Pearland International Festival to promote motorist awareness and rider safety.  We’ll also be giving away freebies! Stop by the exhibit booth, introduce yourself, and pick up your free items!

The 2017 Pearland International Festival takes place this weekend, Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Purchase tickets at the door. Find out more at http://www.ifestoftexas.org.

In the United States, a large majority of motorcycling is recreational. Elsewhere in the world, many people depend on two- or three wheels to go about their daily commute. Did you know the top 5 countries with the highest percent of motorcycle/moped/scooter use:

  1. Vietnam – 79%
  2. Indonesia – 67%
  3. Taiwan – 48%
  4. India – 40%
  5. Pakistan – 35%

These (and all other) two- and three-wheeled users can all benefit when motorists look twice.

*Data according to Dalia Research (https://daliaresearch.com/blog-the-top-5-cycling-motorcycling-countries-in-the-world/)