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1 Property of ABATE ABATE SHARE THE ROAD MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS COURSE

2 Property of ABATE Introduction - Instructors ABATE American Bikers Aimed Toward Education - Handouts!

3 Property of ABATE Other Supporters UTAH Highway Safety Office GWRRA- Gold Wing Road Riders Association This presentation was generated by MAQ Maquet: Chapter H GWRRA Director MSF- Motorcycle Safety Foundation

4 Property of ABATE We believe that Safety is Best Improved By Education For both Riders and the Motoring Public

5 Property of ABATE Objectives 1. To Increase Motorcycle Awareness among the Motoring Public. 2. To Acquaint you with Motorcyclists 3. To Emphasize the Need to “Share the Road”

6 Property of ABATE Quiz and Survey Sheets - Activity Sheet (with Box on top) - Take notes as we go - Answer Questions if you see them - We will review all questions at the end - Survey Sheet: - Leave until the very end - Please give us some feedback so we can Improve the course

7 Property of ABATE Motorcycle Experience - Who here has Ridden on a Motorcycle? - Who has owned a Motorcycle? - Who knows someone who Rides? WHO? - Who knows someone who has been in a MC accident? - What Kind of Person rides a Motorcycle?

8 Property of ABATE Introduce Video - From Motorcycle Safety Foundation - Will cover the primary Points of the “A COMMON ROAD” Program - Hope you enjoy the video - START THE VIDEO Double Click on Black Box to Start Share the Road Video

9 Property of ABATE Video Main Points 1. Mutual Respect 2. Motorcycles deserve the WHOLE LANE 3. Following Distance = 2 SEC (Minimum)

10 Property of ABATE Data on UTAH Motorcycles 1. How many Licensed Motorcycles in Utah? (2009) 2. How many Licensed Riders? 3. Are the number of riders Increasing/Decreasing? 4. How Many New Motorcyclists each year? 5. Average age of new Riders? 6. Male or Female?

11 Property of ABATE Data on UTAH Motorcycles 1. How many Licensed Motorcycles in Utah? (2009) Over 166,000: 78,302 On Road /87,909 Off Road 2. How many Licensed Riders? 3. Are the number of riders Increasing/Decreasing? 4. How Many New Motorcyclists each year? 5. Average age of new Riders? 6. Male or Female?

12 Property of ABATE Data on UTAH Motorcycles 1. How many Licensed Motorcycles in Utah? (2009) Over 166,000: 78,302 On Road /87,909 Off Road 2. How many Licensed Riders? Over 136,000 in Utah 3. Are the number of riders Increasing/Decreasing? 4. How Many New Motorcyclists each year? 5. Average age of new Riders? 6. Male or Female?

13 Property of ABATE Data on UTAH Motorcycles 1. How many Licensed Motorcycles in Utah? (2009) Over 166,000: 78,302 On Road /87,909 Off Road 2. How many Licensed Riders? Over 136,000 in Utah 3. Are the number of riders Increasing/Decreasing? INCREASING 4. How Many New Motorcyclists each year? 5. Average age of new Riders? 6. Male or Female?

14 Property of ABATE Data on UTAH Motorcycles 1. How many Licensed Motorcycles in Utah? (2009) Over 166,000: 78,302 On Road /87,909 Off Road 2. How many Licensed Riders? Over 136,000 in Utah 3. Are the number of riders Increasing/Decreasing? INCREASING 4. How Many New Motorcyclists each year? Over 3,000 per Year in just Utah 5. Average age of new Riders? 6. Male or Female?

15 Property of ABATE Data on UTAH Motorcycles 1. How many Licensed Motorcycles in Utah? (2009) Over 166,000: 78,302 On Road /87,909 Off Road 2. How many Licensed Riders? Over 136,000 in Utah 3. Are the number of riders Increasing/Decreasing? INCREASING 4. How Many New Motorcyclists each year? Over 3,000 per Year in just Utah 5. Average age of new Riders? Typically in their 20s, but that may be changing.. 6. Male or Female?

16 Property of ABATE Data on UTAH Motorcycles 1. How many Licensed Motorcycles in Utah? (2009) Over 166,000: 78,302 On Road /87,909 Off Road 2. How many Licensed Riders? Over 136,000 in Utah 3. Are the number of riders Increasing/Decreasing? INCREASING 4. How Many New Motorcyclists each year? Over 3,000 per Year in just Utah 5. Average age of new Riders? Typically in their 20s, but that may be changing.. 6. Male or Female? Female riders are Increasing!

17 Property of ABATE Motorcycle Accidents 1. Advantages/Disadvantages of Motorcycles? 2. Why do Accidents Occur? 3. Why don’t Car Drivers see Motorcycles? 4. What is the difference between Looking and Seeing? 5. What are the most common Distractions for drivers? Double Click to start

18 Property of ABATE Driver Distractions Number one: CELL PHONES Even TEXTING Others: - Radio or Recorded music - Friends in cars - Outside hazards Bikers are 22 Times more likely to be Injured/Killed in a crash vs Mototists

19 Property of ABATE Motorcycle Visibility 1. What would help Drivers see Motorcycles? 2. What do Bikers Wear? Why? 3. How much of a Lane does a Biker Deserve?

20 Property of ABATE Motorcycle Lane Use 1. How do Bikers view their lane? 2. Where do Bikers typically travel? 3. Why do Bikers Change Lanes? 4. Why do bikers make quick/sudden Moves?

21 Property of ABATE Motorcycle Groups 1. How do motorcycles travel When in groups? - Abreast? - Staggered? - WHY? 2. How do groups Pass cars? 3. Should vehicles enter the Formations?

22 Property of ABATE Following Distance 1. What is suggested Following Distance? 2. How do you measure the Distance?

23 Property of ABATE Passing Motorcycles 1. How do you treat a Bike as they pass? 2. How do you Pass a Bike?

24 Property of ABATE Judging Bike Speed 1. Why is it Difficult to Judge Bike Speeds? 2. What are the visuals?

25 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 1. When you think of a Motorcycle, what is the First Impression that comes to your mind? ___________________________

26 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 2. Why is it Important to treat motorcycles with respect and give them room on the road? a. A motorcycle is more vulnerable to injury or death. b. Motorcyclists have the same rights on the roadway as other motorists. c. The motorcyclist might be your next door neighbor d. All the Above

27 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 2. Why is it Important to treat motorcycles with respect and give them room on the road? a. A motorcycle is more vulnerable to injury or death. b. Motorcyclists have the same rights on the roadway as other motorists. c. The motorcyclist might be your next door neighbor d. All the Above

28 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 3. What is the most common collision between cars and motorcycles? a. When a car backs out of a driveway b. When a car changes lanes and broadsides a bike c. When motorcycles are rear-ended d. When a car turns Left in front of a Bike

29 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 3. What is the most common collision between cars and motorcycles? a. When a car backs out of a driveway b. When a car changes lanes and broadsides a bike c. When motorcycles are rear-ended d. When a car turns Left in front of a Bike

30 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 4. Motorcycles are smaller than cars which makes them:_______ a. Faster b. More difficult to see c. Harder to control d. Less stable

31 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 4. Motorcycles are smaller than cars which makes them:_______ a. Faster b. More difficult to see c. Harder to control d. Less stable

32 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 5. How many times should you check for motorcycles or other traffic before proceeding through an Intersection? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 or more

33 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 5. How many times should you check for motorcycles or other traffic before proceeding through an Intersection? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 or more

34 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 6. What portion of a lane will a motorcyclist occupy most of the time? a. Left side of the lane b. Right side of the lane c. Center of the lane d. Depends on the traffic situation

35 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 6. What portion of a lane will a motorcyclist occupy most of the time? a. Left side of the lane b. Right side of the lane c. Center of the lane d. Depends on the traffic situation

36 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 7. Why do motorcyclists change lanes position? a. To get a better view of oncoming traffic b. To attract attention c. To avoid an obstacle in the road d. All of the above

37 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 7. Why do motorcyclists change lanes position? a. To get a better view of oncoming traffic b. To attract attention c. To avoid an obstacle in the road d. All of the above

38 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 8. What should you do when being passed by a motorcycle? a. Maintain speed and lane position until bike has passed b. Speed up so that the biker can get in behind you c. Change lanes to give the biker more room d. None of the above

39 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 8. What should you do when being passed by a motorcycle? a. Maintain speed and lane position until bike has passed b. Speed up so that the biker can get in behind you c. Change lanes to give the biker more room d. None of the above

40 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 9. When you see a motorcycle with it’s turn signal flashing, you should: ____\ a. Assuming the motorcyclist will be making a turn b. Proceed so that the motorcyclist can make his or her move. c. Wait until the motorcyclist’s intentions are clear before proceeding d. All of the above

41 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 9. When you see a motorcycle with it’s turn signal flashing, you should: ____\ a. Assuming the motorcyclist will be making a turn b. Proceed so that the motorcyclist can make his or her move. c. Wait until the motorcyclist’s intentions are clear before proceeding d. All of the above

42 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 10. When following a motorcyclist, what is the minimum distance that should be between you and the motorcyclist? a. 2 seconds b. 2 car lengths c. 3 seconds d. 3 yards

43 Property of ABATE Activity Sheet Review 10. When following a motorcyclist, what is the minimum distance that should be between you and the motorcyclist? a. 2 seconds b. 2 car lengths c. 3 seconds d. 3 yards

44 Property of ABATE QUESTIONS? Do you have any Questions About Motorcycles?

45 Property of ABATE Summary 1. Start seeing Motorcycles. 2. Be especially Alert in the Springtime. 3. Anticipate maneuvers Bikers make. 4. Be Especially Watchful at Intersections when you are turning left. 5.More and More Riders are on the road. 6. Your Friends and Neighbors may be riders. 7. Remember, we are all in this together.


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