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1 What do you see?

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3 “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

4 The Motorcycle Safety Foundation wants to help you be a “Good” Rider

5 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

6 Riding your motorcycle Riding your motorcycle well YOU are the variable!

7 Where to Search for hazards: 1.Traffic controls 2.Road/Surface/Weather 3.Other Road Users What can impeded our Visual ability? Unprotected eyes Poor lighting at night Aging Tailgating Other?

8 How to Evaluate? “What if…” Game Get best result by predicting worst outcome What to Think About: 1.Traffic controls 2.Road/Surface/Weather 3.Other Road Users

9 What can impeded our ability to Evaluate? General Distractions Cell phones/ communicators 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?

10 What can impeded our ability to Evaluate? General Distractions Cell phones/ communicators Music Bottom Line: Read situation to manage time and space 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

11 How to Execute decisions: 1.Communication 2.Adjust speed 3.Adjust position What can impeded our Motor Skills? Lack of skill (i.e. swerving, quick stops) Indecisiveness Physical impairments

12 Let’s apply the S.E.E. process

13 See YouTube video for video clips

14 “Control your ride—don’t let your ride control you.”

15 What I’ve been up to Motorcycle-Related streetSkills.net – Flashcards – Articles – Videos – Audio files Driving-Related Driving Flashcards DrivingFlashcards.com

16 The End


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