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A National View of Motorcycle Safety. 12 th Annual Michigan Traffic Safety Summit 2007.

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    1. A National View of Motorcycle Safety 12th Annual Michigan Traffic Safety Summit 2007 Ray Ochs, EdD Director of Training Systems

    2. Who We Are What We Do As We View It

    3. Key Points • MSF is a national, not-for-profit organization with a world view and U.S. focus. • Up are motorcycle sales, crashes, and demand for safety training. • MSF develops curricula, certifies instructors, establishes standards, recognizes sites, and assures quality. • Rider education and training is an effective safety countermeasure, and is a key piece in the puzzle toward a motorcyclist safety system. • MSF is involved in program development, licensing, research, and communications. • Primary issues are effective training, licensing, alcohol use, use of protective gear, and riders making the right choices.

    4. Member Manufacturers 2007

    5. IDENTITY We are an internationally recognized not-for-profit foundation, supported by motorcycle manufacturers, providing leadership to the motorcycle safety community through our expertise, tools, and partnerships.

    6. MISSION To make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable by ensuring access to lifelong quality education & training for current and prospective riders, and by advocating a safer riding environment.

    7.  MAIN MESSAGES  • Get trained and licensed • Be a lifelong learner • Wear protective gear • Ride unimpaired • Ride within personal limits

    8. Total Riders Trained Over 3,400,000 trained since 1974

    9. Source: MIC 1985, 1990, 1998, 2003 Motorcycle Owner Surveys.

    10. MSF Learn-to-Ride Curricula • Basic RiderCourse(2001) • Principles of Safety, Learning and Motor Skills Development • Experience, Research and Literature Review • Input from Stakeholders • Motorcycle RiderCourse: Riding and Street Skills(1986) • Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and • Identification of Countermeasures • (Hurt Report) • Motorcycle Rider Course Field Study • Motorcycle Rider Course (1976) • Instructional Objectives • Photographic Analysis • Beginning Rider Course (1974) • Motorcycle Task Analysis

    11. NOW Systems Approach • Lifelong Learning • Safety Renewal • Multiple courses and training opportunities THEN 2-Course Approach Single Course • Basic Course • Advanced Course

    12. System Characteristics • Comprehensive • For current, prospective riders, and non-riders • Multiple entry points • Provide an array of courses and training opportunities with opportunities for continuous self-assessment, improvement and renewal • New opportunities for RiderCoaches • More involvement in teaching with deeper understanding of learning and safety principles • Reciprocity among states • Flexibility for jurisdictions • Provide for state and local requirements

    13. System Evaluation • Availability of Training • Activity of RiderCoaches • Program Outcomes • Creativity and Collaboration • Effective Resource Utilization

    14. Quality Indicators • Participant/Customer Satisfaction • Gains In Knowledge • Gains In Skill • Training Itself Is Safe • Graduate Input After Experience • RiderCoach Satisfaction

    15. CURRENT MSF CURRICULA USED MARCH 2007 WA ME MT ND VT MN OR NH MA ID WI NY SD RI WY MI CT PA NJ IA NE NV OH DE IN IL UT MD CO WV VA KS MO CA KY NC TN AZ OK AR SC NM GA AL MS TX LA FL AK HI Curriculum used in the U.S. All Military Branches Worldwide MSF BRC (47) BRC & Other (1) Other (2)

    16. MSF Administered Programs WA ME MT ND VT MN OR NH MA ID WI NY SD RI WY MI CT PA NJ IA NE NV OH DE IN IL UT MD CO WV VA KS MO CA KY NC TN AZ OK AR SC NM GA AL MS TX LA FL AK HI (2)

    17. States Without Dedicated Funding & Administration WA ME MT ND VT MN OR NH MA ID WI NY SD RI WY MI CT PA NJ IA NE NV OH DE IN IL UT MD CO WV VA KS MO CA KY NC TN AZ OK AR SC NM GA AL MS TX LA FL AK HI (2)

    18. Trainers and Providers(March 2007; Approximate) • Number of RiderCoaches: 7691 • Number of RiderCoach Trainers: 203 • Number of Training Providers: 807 • Number of Training Sites: 1650

    19. PRELIMINARY PROGRAMS HANDS-ONPROGRAMS CLASSROOM PROGRAMS OTHER PROGRAMS • Web-Based Safety Awareness & Training • (P '07)Self Assessment • Spokesperson • (A)Motorcyclist Awareness: Pre-Permit • Product Familiarization • (P ’07) Introduction to Motorcycling • (A) Basic Course • (A) ERC Suite: • (A) Skills Practice • (A) License Waiver • (A) Skills Plus • (P’07) Skill Enhancement RiderCourse • (P’07) On-Road RiderCourse • (A)ScooterSchool 1 • Dual Sport • (A) MILMO Military • (A) DirtBike School - Youth/Adult - CRE/OTS - DBS:Street Riders • (A & P ’07)Motorist Awareness • M/C Maintenance • Basic • Advanced • (A) Group Riding • (A) SeasonedRider • Touring • Driver Education • Rider Improvement Violator School • Mental Preparation • (A) Riding Straight • (P '07)Rider Perception Module • BRC Online Classroom • Special Needs • General • By Course • (P ’07) Referrals • Trailers • Sidecars • Trikes • Law Enforcement Training • First Responder • Pro • Buddy • Non-RiderAwareness • Do Motorcycling Right • Peer Mentoring • Competition • Adult • Youth • MX • Road Racing • Drag Racing • (A) AAMVA Licensing Assistance • Premier Training Sites (A) = Available Now(P) = Priority MSF Rider Education & Training System (RETS) Breadth

    20. Rider Education & Training System Primary Strands Hands-On Courses Host An Event Offerings Web-Based Learning elearning Public Website Information

    21. Curricula Breadth & Depth • Breadth • Multiple learning and development opportunities • Depth • Interaction of Content, Learners & RiderCoaches • Primary Requisites • How do people learn? How best does learning transfer?

    22. 1 2 3 4 A Sample RiderCourse Progression • Dirt Bike School for Street Riders • ScooterSchool • BRC Preliminaries • Basic RiderCourse • Extended Split Schedule • Regular • Formal Remedial Training • Additional Practice Module • Experienced RiderCourse Suite • Skills Practice • License Waiver • Skills Plus… • Skill Enhancement RiderCourse • On-Road RiderCourse Complemented by Host An Event Programs and Web-based Learning

    23. RiderCourse Offerings Basic RiderCourse (BRC) • Introduced in 2001 • Has five hours of classroom with 11 training aids • Has 10 hours of on-cycle riding exercises • Has optional practice module, split schedule accommodation, and formal remedial training • Stresses cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills • Often leads to skill test license waiver

    24. RiderCourse Offerings Experienced RiderCourse Suite • Has three distinct, ½ day RiderCourses • Skills Practice • License Waiver • For permit holders • Requires basic skills • Frees up BRC seats • Skills Plus • Allows use of complementary modules • Classroom-type discussions & riding exercises • Allows use of training motorcycles • Can be tailored to specific types of riders • Includes the Riding Straight Module

    25. RiderCourse Classroom Range Extensions Motorcycle Notes Skills Practice RiderCourse 20 minutes Exercise Debriefs 4 hours Training or Own Motorcycle No Passengers; No Wait License Waiver RiderCourse 40 minutes Classroom Cards 4-5 hours Knowledge & Skill Tests Training or Own Motorcycle; State Waiver No Passengers; No Wait Skills Plus RiderCourse 60 minutes Classroom Cards 4-5 hours Optional Knowledge & Skill Tests Own Motorcycle Passenger Option; No Wait Experienced RiderCourse Suite Rider Perception Module BRC Classroom: Level II Modules: A Common Road Module On-Road RiderCourse SeasonedRider Module Guide to Group Riding Module Riding Straight Module Physics of Motorcycling Module

    26. Upcoming RiderCourse Skill Enhancement RiderCourse • For release in 2007 • Three components • Riding exercises • Roadside discussions • Physics of Motorcycling(Complementary classroom) • To increase the range of skills, strategies and safety related decisions • Support of safety renewal and lifelong learning

    27. Upcoming RiderCourse On-Road RiderCourse • For release in 2007 • To provide real world experiences for new and experienced riders • 3 levels of instruction and experiences • Newly licensed riders • Experienced riders • Group riding • Radio communications

    28. Host An Event Series Cars, Motorcycles and A Common Road • Motorist awareness program • Help drivers interact with motorcyclists • Use in driver education, defensive driving courses and public awareness programs • Has a Leader Guide • Has a training aid • Updated and modularized in 2007 • 3 segments for separate audiences

    29. Host An Event Series Riding Straight • Part of Experienced RiderCourse Suite • Leader Guide • Training Aid • CD-ROM of Leader Guide • Fatal Vision® Simulator Goggles

    30. Host An Event Series Guide to Group Riding • Promotes safe group riding practices • Rider Handbooks • Leader Guide • 2 Sections • Preparation • Information • Training Aid

    31. Host An Event Series SeasonedRider Motorcycling for the best years of your life. • Education program for older-age riders • For new and returning riders • Risk awareness and safety strategies • Facilitator Guide, core lesson plan and menu of learning activities • Award-winning training aid • Checks of visual acuity and reaction time

    32. Host An Event Series Rider Perception Module • Under development • Uses tachistoscope technology • 2 Parts • Road Signs • Traffic Scenes and Traps • Website interface

    33. Curriculum Exists in a System Federal Legislation, Policies, Priorities & Funding State Legislation, Policies, Priorities & Funding Industry & Technology Highway Engineering Traffic Engineering Enforcement Practices Emergency Medical Care Licensing & Testing State Programs & Other Delivery Public Information & Education Rider Education & Training ERC Suite BRC Foundation for Motorcycle Safety

    34. Curriculum Exists in a System Federal Legislation, Policies, Priorities & Funding State Legislation, Policies, Priorities & Funding Industry & Technology Highway Engineering Traffic Engineering Enforcement Practices Emergency Medical Care Licensing & Testing State Programs & Other Delivery Public Information & Education Rider Education & Training ERC Suite BRC Foundation for Motorcycle Safety

    35. Subtasks of Riding Performance Instructors and Coaches

    36. Subtasks of Riding Peers and Culture Behavior

    37. LEARNERS CONTENT TEACHER A Teaching & Learning Dynamic

    38. RiderCoach & RiderCoach Trainer Certification & Recertification • Qualifying Processes and Preparation Courses • Professional Development Opportunities • Recertification Requirements • Regional Learning Centers • National Conferences • Participation in State Training Programs • Web-based Curriculum List • Online Resource Guide Knowledge Skill Attitudes Habits Values

    39. Continue ? STEP 6: RESLAB Submits Findings to MSF STEP 7: MSF Reviews Findings STEP 5: RESLAB Performs Assigned Tasks • STEP 8: MSF • Defines Next Action • Further Study • Implementation / Posting • Table for Future Action YES NO Report to RETSDOT STEP 1: ORIGINATOR STARTS Process -- Submits Idea orBest Practice To MSF Report Decision To ORIGINATOR Continue ? STEP 4B: MSF Assigns Project Name/#, Defines Tasks & Identifies RESLAB STEP 3: MSF Categorizes Submission Structural Substantive The WHAT STEP 2: Initial MSF Internal Assessment Consistent with MSF values? Adds value for motorcyclists? YES Non-structural Formative The HOW NO • STEP 4A: MSF • Internal Assessment • For Possible Best Practice • MSF Defines Next Action • Post online, Announce • Table for Future Action Report Decision to ORIGINATOR RETS Online Resource Guide (RETSORG)Best Practice Submission Process

    40. Who We Are What We Do As We View It

    41. MSF website www.msf-usa.org Thank You! rochs@msf-usa.org 949.727.3227, ext 3147 -