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1 1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes SMSA Professional Development Workshop The Development of Model Motorcycle Rider Training Program Administrative Standards Welcome State Administrators

2 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 2 Introductions SMSA NHTSA Windwalker Corporation Highway Safety Services, LLC Technical Working Group

3 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 3 Workshop Agenda Project Objectives Project Overview Standards Working Group Process Overview of the Standards Breakout Sessions and Report Back Process for Submitting State Comments Future Steps

4 4 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Project Objectives Presented By: Dr. Allen Robinson Highway Safety Services, LLC

5 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 5 Project Objective To develop Model Motorcycle Rider Training Program Administrative Standards on the basis of current research, data and the input of a technical working group of subject-matter experts who currently serve as State motorcycle rider training program administrators, motorcycle rider training specialists, and other leaders in the administration of motorcycle rider training programs to ensure quality and consistency in rider training systems.

6 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 6 Role of the Windwalker Corporation and Highway Safety Services To facilitate an Expert Working Group to develop model administrative standards. Deliver model administrative standards to NHTSA.

7 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 7 Objective of the Professional Development Workshop To seek stakeholder input from the State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) on the model Motorcycle Rider Training Program Administrative Standards.

8 8 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Project Overview Presented By: John Brock Windwalker Corporation

9 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 9 Background In 2011, Windwalker, Highway Safety Services, an Expert Working Group and the NHTSA contract management team finalized the Model National Standards for Entry-Level Motorcycle Rider Training (Content Standards). The implementation of the National Standards alone is not sufficient to achieve the goal of a high-quality rider training program.

10 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 10 Background A true performance-based education system also needs a complementary set of administrative standards for the program delivery. Critical factors such as administrative control, authority, instructor qualifications and instructional settings need equal attention. Delivery Standards establish criteria for how the program is conducted and delivered.

11 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 11 Project Overview In 2011, NHTSA contracted with Windwalker and HSS for the development of rider education administrative standards as the next step in ensuring quality and consistency in rider training systems. To assist in the development of the model administrative standards a Technical Working Group (TWG) was organized and convened.

12 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 12 Project Overview Existing state motorcycle rider training programs, delivery requirements and monitoring of programs were collected and analyzed. The topic headings from various state program requirements were listed. Based on the topic headings a list of common administrative topics was developed.

13 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 13 Project Overview A matrix was developed identifying the various program practices of State rider training programs. Descriptions were added from existing State program requirements under each common administrative heading.

14 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 14 Project Overview The first draft was developed and presented at the first TWG meeting in Nov 2011. The standards were reviewed and modified to confirm accuracy and completeness. A webinar with the TWG was conducted to review draft standards and provide comments for the second meeting.

15 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 15 Project Overview A second meeting was conducted in March 2012. After the second meeting, a third draft was provided to NHTSA for review and approval. The fourth draft was distributed to the SMSA State Administrators in July 2012. Input sought from the SMSA State Administrators in August 2012.

16 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Project Overview A specific requirement of the contract is to provide stakeholders with a draft version of the standards for review and feedback. This SMSA workshop is specifically required by the contract. 16

17 17 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Standards Working Group Process Presented By: Brett Robinson Highway Safety Services, LLC

18 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 18 How the Working Group was Assembled The Technical Working Group (TWG) was assembled by NHTSA, Windwalker and HSS to assist in the development of the administrative motorcycle standards. The members are individuals who are currently serving as State motorcycle rider training program administrators, motorcycle rider training specialists, and other leaders in the administration of motorcycle rider training programs.

19 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 19 Expert Working Group Members Stacey Ax Axmaker, ID STAR Christy Cowser, HI DOT Glenn Davis, CO DOT Raymond Gaulin, CT DOT Robert Gladden, MSF Andrew Krajewski, SMSA and MD MVA Lorrie J. Laing, Cambridge Systematics, Inc. Ray Pierce, TEAM OREGON

20 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 20 Supporting Staff Windwalker John Brock Jennifer Richter Highway Safety Services Dr. Allen Robinson Brett Robinson Christie Falgione NHTSA Michael Jordon

21 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 21 Responsibilities of the Working Group Agree on administrative standards for motorcycle operators. Be flexible and feasible to implement. Ensure the standards are based on data analysis and research. Consider all motorcycle safety research.

22 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 22 Process of the Working Group Participated in two TWG meetings and one webinar. The TWG was charged with assisting in the development of the administrative standards and to assist with establishing a consensus among program administrators and specialists.

23 23 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Introduction and Overview of the Standards Presented By: Christy M. Cowser Hawaii Department of Transportation and Technical Working Group Member

24 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Purpose of the Administrative Standards The Model Administrative Standards establish a minimum acceptable level of operation for State Rider Training Programs. States are encourages to meet or exceed the minimum standards to improve and maintain the quality of their rider training program. 24

25 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Benefits of the Standards Allow programs greater flexibility in course development and delivery; and facilitate growth and improvement in their education system. Establishing the baseline for rider training conducted in the United States allows jurisdictions to tailor their program to excel in producing better students and safer riders. 25

26 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes How Motorcycle Standards Will Assist Rider Training and Licensing A completed list of standards for motorcycle rider education will assist: –Program developers to create a motorcycle safety course designed to reduce fatalities. –In evaluating current or future motorcycle education. 26

27 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes How Motorcycle Standards Will Assist Rider Training and Licensing, continued A completed list of standards for motorcycle rider education will assist: –In creating uniformity between all rider education courses. –In developing: End of course tests State motorcycle rider licensing tests (knowledge, skills and in-traffic) 27

28 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 28 Breakdown of Standards Program Management Course Requirements Instructors/Instructor Trainers Evaluation

29 29 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Program Management Presented By: Ray Pierce, TEAM OREGON Technical Working Group

30 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 30 State Program State Program Responsibilities –The designated State authority charged with administering, regulating and managing the State Program. Program Management

31 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 31 State Program Collaboration with Driver Licensing Agency –The jurisdictions driver licensing agency maintains authority over the license test waiver process. The State Program shall communicate, coordinate and collaborate with the driver licensing agency to ensure the integrity of the test waiver process. Program Management

32 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 32 Training Provider Training Provider Responsibilities –The training provider manages motorcycle rider training courses under the direction of the State Program. Program Management

33 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 33 Course Requirements Presented By: Ray Gaulin, Connecticut DOT Technical Working Group

34 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 34 Course Requirements Instructor / Student Ratio The designated State authority shall establish criteria regarding Instructor to student ratios. Range The designated State authority shall establish requirements for range dimensions and conditions.

35 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 35 Course Requirements Training Motorcycles The designated State authority shall establish criteria regarding vehicles used for training.

36 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 36 Course Requirements Range Equipment The designated State authority shall establish requirements for personal protective equipment worn on rider training ranges and other equipment necessary for the safety conduct of rider training courses.

37 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 37 Course Requirements Protective Equipment All riders are required to wear the following protective equipment during range instruction: –Helmet –Eye protection –Gloves –A long-sleeved jacket or shirt - Long, non-flared pants - Boots or sturdy footwear

38 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 38 Course Requirements Safety Equipment All rider training ranges must have the following safety equipment in close proximity to the riding area during range instruction: –Class A fire extinguisher –First aid kit

39 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 39 Course Requirements Students Enrollment and Registration Requirements –The designated State authority shall establish enrollment and registration requirements.

40 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 40 Course Requirements Students Course Completion –The designated State authority shall establish a process for recognizing and documenting successful course completion.

41 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 41 Instructors / Instructor Trainers Presented By: Glenn Davis, Colorado DOT Technical Working Group

42 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 42 Instructors / Instructor Trainers Instructor Responsibilities –The designated State authority shall establish duties and responsibilities for Instructors. Instructor Trainer Responsibilities –The designated State authority shall establish duties and responsibilities for Instructor Trainers.

43 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 43 Instructors / Instructor Trainers Instructor Qualifications –The designated State authority shall establish qualification criteria for Instructors. Instructor Trainer Qualifications –The designated State authority shall establish qualification criteria for Instructor Trainers.

44 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 44 Instructors / Instructor Trainers Instructor Requalification –The designated State authority shall establish requalification criteria for Instructors. Instructor Trainer Requalification –The designated State authority shall establish requalification criteria for Instructor Trainers.

45 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 45 Evaluation Presented By: Stacey Ax Axmaker, Idaho STAR Technical Working Group

46 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 46 Evaluation Data Data Collection –The State Program shall collect student and course data in electronic format. Data Storage –Data storage and transfer should abide by applicable laws regarding privacy and security of personal information. Data Analysis –The State Program shall collaborate with state agencies to collect, link and analyze data to determine contributing factors, trends, priorities and needs which may impact the rider training effort.

47 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 47 Evaluation Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Plan –The State Program shall establish a quality assurance plan to promote continuous improvement. The plan shall be based on the objectives and standards established by the State Program.

48 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 48 Evaluation On-Site Reviews –The State Program shall ensure each training location is subject to an on-site review at least once each year. –Mobile Units – For training locations serviced by a mobile unit, each unit (not the individual locations served by the unit) shall be subject to this annual on-site review.

49 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes 49 Evaluation On-Site Reviews –On-Site Review Reporting – The State Program shall provide findings from the review to the Providers and Instructors in a timely manner and, as necessary, collaborate on a corrective action plan.

50 50 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Process for Submitting State Comments Presented By: Brett Robinson Highway Safety Services, LLC

51 51 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Submitting Comments Comments from state administrators can be sent electronically to Brett Robinson of Highway Safety Services at brobinson@highwaysafetyservices.com. Please complete the Comment Submission Form which includes a contact person for your state, their name, title, state organization, email address and phone number.

52 52 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Submitting Comments An electronic version of the Standards (Version August 24, 2012) and the Comment Submission Form will be emailed to each State Administrator. Only one set of comments will be accepted by each state through the State Motorcycle Safety Administrator.

53 53 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Submitting Comments Comments may be submitted: –Using track changes –Itemized or general comments (please reference the standard number) Please provide recommendations for suggested revisions.

54 54 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Submitting Comments Comments must be submitted by September 30, 2012. Questions should be addressed to Brett Robinson at (724) 349-7233 or brobinson@highwaysafetyservices.com

55 55 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Future Steps Presented By: John Brock, Windwalker Corporation and Allen Robinson, Highway Safety Services, LLC

56 56 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Future Steps State administrators will submit their comments to HSS by September 30, 2012. HSS will compile the comments and send to NHTSA for review. NHTSA, Windwalker and HSS will determine which comments should be incorporated into the standards.

57 57 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Future Steps HSS will incorporate the comments into the standards. Windwalker/HSS will send revised standards to NHTSA for review and approval. Final product will be delivered to NHTSA.

58 58 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Delivery Standards – Best Practices Presented By: Allen Robinson, Highway Safety Services, LLC

59 59 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Why? We are developing delivery standards simply to assist or demonstrate how states currently deliver rider education. There were no new standards created. All standards are currently used by state programs.

60 60 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Purpose This will assist states who need guidance as to how they might deliver rider education. It will also allow states to compare what they do to this list of standards.

61 61 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Other Possible Uses It may also assist in developing a certification program that is currently contracted to Cambridge Systematics, Inc. The draft document could be reviewed by a select number of administrators to determine its validity.

62 62 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Questions Are these standards which states are currently using? Do these standards assist the state administrator in managing the state rider education program? Are there additional standards that can be identified?

63 63 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Our Mission: Saves lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes Next Steps Based on a review of 3-5 administrators this would be a planning document that may or may not be used in the future. It could be an appendix to the official document. Anyone wanting to review and comment on these delivery standards can see me after todays meeting.


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