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What do you see ?. “Good” riders…. Are active not passive participants Are attentive Reduce risk Have social skills Have motor skills Have decision-making skills Accept responsibility for their safety and enjoyment. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation wants to help you be a “Good” Rider.

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good riders
“Good” riders…
  • Are active not passive participants
  • Are attentive
  • Reduce risk
  • Have social skills
  • Have motor skills
  • Have decision-making skills
  • Accept responsibility for their safety and enjoyment
slide4

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation

wants to help you be a “Good” Rider

so what is it
So what is it?

Easy to remember riding strategy

Riding not a passive activity; requires Visual, Cognitive and Motor Skills

Places responsibility on you, the rider, to reduce risk

slide6

Riding your motorcycle

YOU are the variable!

Ridingyour motorcycle well

slide7

Where to Search for hazards:

  • Traffic controls
  • Road/Surface/Weather
  • Other Road Users

What can impeded our Visual ability?

  • Unprotected eyes
  • Poor lighting at night
  • Aging
  • Tailgating
  • Other?
slide8

How to Evaluate?

  • “What if…” Game
  • Get best result by predicting worst outcome

What to Think About:

  • Traffic controls
  • Road/Surface/Weather
  • Other Road Users
slide9

AMA/MSF have missed opportunity; seem to blame everyone but the rider

  • 80% of crashes due to distractions
  • Use phone on your motorcycle? 4x more likely to crash
  • Communicators, can they affect safety?

What can impeded our ability to Evaluate?

  • General Distractions
  • Cell phones/ communicators
slide10

Okay for routine tasks

  • Good for relaxation
  • Absorbing info best w/o
  • Cognitive performance improves w/o
  • Serves as a distraction
  • Surgical M.D.s’ vigilance and communication decreases
  • Singing along leads to tunnel vision
  • It may make you ride faster

What can impeded our ability to Evaluate?

  • General Distractions
  • Cell phones/ communicators
  • Music

Bottom Line:

  • Read situation to manage time and space
slide11

How to Execute decisions:

  • Communication
  • Adjust speed
  • Adjust position

What can impeded our Motor Skills?

  • Lack of skill (i.e. swerving, quick stops)
  • Indecisiveness
  • Physical impairments
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