Register Now | 2017 Traffic Safety Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 Traffic Safety Conference.

This year’s conference theme is Taking Action: The New Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan and You. The conference will focus on actions we can take to implement the strategies and countermeasures of the revised Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Seven traffic safety issues have been identified for emphasis in the new plan.

  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Intersection Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Lane and Roadway Departures
  • Speeding
  • Older System Users

Conference sessions will focus on ways to take action to reduce death and injuries in each area. Interactive sessions to provide feedback on the new plan and to discuss ways to collaborate and work together will be included.

Three pre-conference workshops are being planned.

  • Workshop 1 will cover behavioral issues and how you can help reach out to change behavior.
  • Workshop 2 will cover engineering countermeasures for intersection safety and roadway and lane departures.
  • Workshop 3 will cover impaired driving.

Conference Overview:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.                      Pre Conference Workshops
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.                      Exhibitor Set-up
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.                      Conference Registration Desk Open
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.                      Welcome/Exhibitors Reception

 Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.              Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Exhibitor Showcase
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Opening Welcome Session
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Breakout Sessions
12:00 noon – 1:45 p.m.           Conference Luncheon
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              Breakout Sessions
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              Breakout Session

Friday, June 9, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.              Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Exhibitor Showcase
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Breakout Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Plenary Session/Conference Close

It’s Not Too Late — RSVP Now for the March TMSC Meeting

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition logo

Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting, March 9, 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 102. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting. 

Please RSVP to attend by emailing Christie no later than noon on Monday, March 6 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 am – 10:10 am     Opening Remarks/Welcome New Members, Chris Beiries
  • 10:10 am – 10:25 am      Tribute to Dan Jeffries, Jude Schexnyder, TxDOT
  • 10:25 am – 10:45 am      TxDOT Motorcycle Safety Activities Transition, Jude Schexnyder, TxDOT
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am       2017 Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum, Mike Manser, TTI
  • 11:15 am – 11:25 am        Break
  • 11:25 am – 11:45 am        TTI Motorcycle Mapping Project, Paige Ericson-Graber, TTI
  • 11:45 am – 1:00 pm         Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm           Look Learn Live Outreach Events and Volunteer Opportunities, Christie Havemann, TTI
  • 1:15 pm – 1:35 pm            TBD
  • 1:35 pm – 2:00 pm          Identification of Future Speakers for TMSC Meetings
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm         Using Social Media to Spread Motorcycle Safety and Awareness, Gabriella Medina, TTI
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         Open Discussion and Adjourn

Look. Learn. Live. at SPI BikeFest

The 2017 South Padre Island BikeFest kicks off Feb. 17, and we’ll be there to spread the word about motorcycle safety.

The motorcycle safety team will be handing out free patches, koozies, chapstick, hand sanitizer, kickstand coasters and sticky pads at the booth.

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 BikeFest events on the SPI BikeFest website.

March 9 | Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition Meeting

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition logo

Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) meeting, March 9, 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 102. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting. 

Please RSVP to attend by emailing Christie no later than noon on Monday, March 6 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.

Feb. 17-19 | Join us at Autorama Dallas

Join us at the 57th annual Autorama in Dallas, Feb. 17-19. We’ll be promoting public awareness of motorcycles, and rider safety and awareness.

The motorcycle safety team will be handing out free koozies, chapstick, hand sanitizer and sticky pads at the booth. Stop by the exhibit booth, introduce yourself, and pick up your free items!

Find out more about the event on Autorama’s website.

Sign up to Volunteer:

Volunteer to spread motorcycle safety at our exhibit booth. The event is free to attend.