Presentation on theme: "SMSA Professional Development Workshop"— Presentation transcript:
1SMSA Professional Development Workshop The Development of Model Motorcycle Rider Training Program Administrative StandardsWelcomeState Administrators
2Introductions SMSA NHTSA Windwalker Corporation Highway Safety Services, LLCTechnical Working Group
3Workshop Agenda Project Objectives Project Overview Standards Working Group ProcessOverview of the StandardsBreakout Sessions and Report BackProcess for Submitting State CommentsFuture Steps3
4Presented By: Dr. Allen Robinson Highway Safety Services, LLC Project ObjectivesPresented By:Dr. Allen RobinsonHighway Safety Services, LLC4
5Project ObjectiveTo 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.
6Role 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.
7Objective 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.
9BackgroundIn 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.9
10BackgroundA 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.10
11Project OverviewIn 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.11
12Project OverviewExisting 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.12
13Project OverviewA 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.13
14Project OverviewThe 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. 14
15Project 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 2012.15
16Project OverviewA 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.
17Standards Working Group Process Presented By:Brett RobinsonHighway Safety Services, LLC
18How 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.
19Expert Working Group Members Stacey “Ax” Axmaker, ID STARChristy Cowser, HI DOTGlenn Davis, CO DOTRaymond Gaulin, CT DOTRobert Gladden, MSFAndrew Krajewski, SMSA and MD MVALorrie J. Laing, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.Ray Pierce, TEAM OREGON
20Supporting Staff Windwalker John Brock Jennifer Richter Highway Safety ServicesDr. Allen RobinsonBrett RobinsonChristie FalgioneNHTSAMichael Jordon
21Responsibilities 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.
22Process 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.
23Introduction and Overview of the Standards Presented By:Christy M. CowserHawaii Department of Transportation and Technical Working Group Member
24Purpose 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.
25Benefits 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.
26How 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.
27How 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 testsState motorcycle rider licensing tests (knowledge, skills and in-traffic)
28Breakdown of Standards Program ManagementCourse RequirementsInstructors/Instructor TrainersEvaluation
29Presented By: Ray Pierce, TEAM OREGON Technical Working Group Program ManagementPresented By:Ray Pierce, TEAM OREGONTechnical Working Group
30Program Management State Program State Program Responsibilities The designated State authority charged with administering, regulating and managing the State Program.
31Program Management State Program Collaboration with Driver Licensing AgencyThe jurisdiction’s 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.
32Program Management Training Provider Training Provider ResponsibilitiesThe training provider manages motorcycle rider training courses under the direction of the State Program.
33Presented By: Ray Gaulin, Connecticut DOT Technical Working Group Course RequirementsPresented By:Ray Gaulin, Connecticut DOTTechnical Working Group33
34Course Requirements Instructor / Student Ratio Range The designated State authority shall establish criteria regarding Instructor to student ratios.RangeThe designated State authority shall establish requirements for range dimensions and conditions.
35Course Requirements Training Motorcycles The designated State authority shall establish criteria regarding vehicles used for training.
36Course 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.
37Course Requirements Protective Equipment All riders are required to wear the following protective equipment during range instruction:HelmetEye protectionGlovesA long-sleeved jacket or shirtLong, non-flared pantsBoots or sturdy footwear
38Course 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 extinguisherFirst aid kit
39Course Requirements Students Enrollment and Registration Requirements The designated State authority shall establish enrollment and registration requirements.
40Course Requirements Students Course Completion The designated State authority shall establish a process for recognizing and documenting successful course completion.
42Instructors / Instructor Trainers Instructor ResponsibilitiesThe designated State authority shall establish duties and responsibilities for Instructors.Instructor Trainer ResponsibilitiesThe designated State authority shall establish duties and responsibilities for Instructor Trainers.
43Instructors / Instructor Trainers Instructor QualificationsThe designated State authority shall establish qualification criteria for Instructors.Instructor Trainer QualificationsThe designated State authority shall establish qualification criteria for Instructor Trainers.
44Instructors / Instructor Trainers Instructor RequalificationThe designated State authority shall establish requalification criteria for Instructors.Instructor Trainer RequalificationThe designated State authority shall establish requalification criteria for Instructor Trainers.
45Presented By: Stacey “Ax” Axmaker, Idaho STAR Technical Working Group EvaluationPresented By:Stacey “Ax” Axmaker, Idaho STARTechnical Working Group45
46Evaluation Data Data Collection Data Storage Data Analysis The State Program shall collect student and course data in electronic format.Data StorageData storage and transfer should abide by applicable laws regarding privacy and security of personal information.Data AnalysisThe 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.
47Evaluation 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.
48Evaluation 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.
49Evaluation 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.
50Process for Submitting State Comments Presented By:Brett RobinsonHighway Safety Services, LLC
51Submitting CommentsComments from state administrators can be sent electronically to Brett Robinson of Highway Safety Services atPlease complete the “Comment Submission Form” which includes a contact person for your state, their name, title, state organization, address and phone number.
52Submitting CommentsAn electronic version of the Standards (Version August 24, 2012) and the “Comment Submission Form” will be ed to each State Administrator.Only one set of comments will be accepted by each state through the State Motorcycle Safety Administrator.
53Submitting Comments Comments may be submitted: Using track changesItemized or general comments (please reference the standard number)Please provide recommendations for suggested revisions.
54Submitting Comments Comments must be submitted by September 30, 2012. Questions should be addressed to Brett Robinson at (724) or
55Future Steps Presented By: John Brock, Windwalker Corporation and Allen Robinson, Highway Safety Services, LLC
56Future StepsState 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.
57Future 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.
59Why?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.
60PurposeThis 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.
61Other Possible UsesIt 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.
62Questions 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?
63Next StepsBased 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 today’s meeting.