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State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Conference. Motorcycle Operator Manual (MOM) and Knowledge Test Question Database. During this session we will cover the project: Background Objectives Methodology Next Steps. Background.

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State motorcycle safety administrators conference

State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Conference

Motorcycle Operator Manual (MOM) and Knowledge Test Question Database


State motorcycle safety administrators conference

During this session we will cover the project:

  • Background

  • Objectives

  • Methodology

  • Next Steps


Background

Background

  • The MOM was originally developed in 1978 by NHTSA and other stakeholder organizations.

  • In recent years MSF has maintained and updated the MOM for jurisdictional use.

  • Following a recent NHTSA and AAMVA project to develop a uniform non-commercial model non-commercial driver testing system, NHTSA requested that AAMVA undertake a similar project for motorcycle testing.


Objectives

Objectives

  • Support the development and ongoing maintenance of the MOM and licensing knowledge test question database.

    • Development of the MOM

    • Development of the knowledge test question database

    • Conduct a Pilot Test of the MOM and knowledge test questions database


Test maintenance subcommittee tms

Test Maintenance Subcommittee (TMS)

  • TMS is a subcommittee of the AAMVA Driver Committee; and is charged with the development and maintenance of all AAMVA model testing systems (commercial, non-commercial and motorcycle)

  • Subcommittee consists of (5) jurisdictional volunteers:

    • Andrew Krajewski, Chair

    • Joyce Mallon, Region 1

    • James Barwick, Region 2

    • Claudia Mellot, Region 3

    • Gibb Kingsley, Region 4


State motorcycle safety administrators conference

  • TMS is supported by:

    • Two AAMVA staff members:

      • Karen Morton, Project Manager

      • Kevin Lewis, Director of Driver Services

  • One contractor:

    • Brett Robinson, Highway Safety Services, LLC


Methodology

Methodology

The TMS provides oversight for the development and maintenance of the MOM and knowledge test question item pool.

  • Literature review of State motorcycle manuals

  • Appointed a Stakeholder Advisory Group

    • Andrew Krajewski, SMSA (MD MVA)

    • Raymond Gaulin, GHSA (CT DMV)

    • James Heideman, MSF

    • Michael Jarman, NC Div of Motor Vehicles

    • Michael Turcott, WA State Patrol

  • Additional SMEs were utilized when necessary.


State motorcycle safety administrators conference

  • Based on the literature review, a draft MOM was created and presented to the TMS & SAG.

  • Through a series of in-person meetings and webinar/conference calls, the MOM and knowledge test questions were reviewed, revised and reviewed again prior to submitting the documents to NHTSA for review and approval.


Motorcycle operator s manual

Motorcycle Operator’s Manual


Mom knowledge test item pool

MOM Knowledge Test Item Pool

Knowledge Domains:

  • Motorcycle Rider Licensing

  • Being in Shape to Ride

  • Before You Ride

  • Vehicle Control Skills

  • Street Strategies

  • Roadway Management

  • Special Riding Situations

  • Passengers, Cargo and Group Riding

  • Factors Affecting Rider Performance

  • Sample Knowledge Test Questions

  • Optional Content

3-wheel Knowledge Domains

  • Common Operating Characteristics of Trikes and a Motorcycle with a Sidecar

  • Unique Operating Characteristics of Trikes

  • Unique Operating Characteristics of a Motorcycle with a Sidecar


State motorcycle safety administrators conference

Questions

Karen Morton

(703) 908-8268

[email protected]


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