Save the Date for the 2018 Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition, and Texas Department of Transportation will hold the annual Motorcycle Safety Forum on March 29, 2018, at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

The Forum will focus on motorcycle safety issues and motorist awareness, and is geared towards riders, instructors, traffic safety professionals, and healthcare providers.

More details will be available on soon.




Calling All Riders – Take This Survey

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute is looking for Texas motorcycle riders aged 18 and older to participate in a short survey (no more than 5 min) about motorcycle safety in roadway work zones. Your responses will be confidential. The survey is online at The survey will close today at 11:59 p.m.

TTI’s Motorcycle Safety Team Spreading Awareness at the International Motorcycle Show in Dallas

TTI’s motorcycle safety team will be in Dallas at the International Motorcycle Show, Feb. 2–4 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 show events on the International Motorcycle Show website.




Look Learn Live Spring 2018 Events

The motorcycle safety outreach team will be busy this Spring 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.

We’ll be at the International Motorcycle Show in Dallas Feb. 2–4. Later this month we’ll be at the 2018 Corpus Christi Home and Garden Show. In March, we’ll be at the 2018 Rio Grande Valley Home and Garden Show. 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.




Ride into the Weekend: Checklist for Motorcyclists

Riding a motorcycle is fun, pushing one is not.  Include a pre-ride check of your machine to ensure all is in proper working order.  Check the tires, control functions, lights and electrics, gas, oil, brake fluid levels, and suspension movement.  If you have a chain drive motorcycle make sure the chain is correctly adjusted and lubricated.

Keep the following on your motorcycle at all times (under seat compartments work great):

  • Tire pressure gauge,
  • Tire repair kit,
  • Small air compressor or several CO2 cartridges,
  • Replacement headlight bulb,
  • Small first aid kit,
  • Zip ties,
  • Super glue, and
  • Duct tape (wrap several yards around a pencil to take up less space).

Carry a tire repair kit and know how to use it since tire failures happen outside of cellphone coverage areas.  If you ask nicely, you can likely practice your tire repair skills on an old tire at your local dealership.

Consider a roadside assistance plan.  Many motorcycle insurance companies offer this as an option.  Also, the American Motorcycle Association has a plan that covers all of your vehicles included with membership.