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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


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


  • 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.


  • 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 presented to the TMS & SAG.


Mom knowledge test item pool
MOM Knowledge Test Item Pool presented to the TMS & SAG.

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


Questions presented to the TMS & SAG.

Karen Morton

(703) 908-8268

[email protected]


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