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1 Region N Motorist Awareness Presentation

2 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 2

3 3 “Few of us could have foreseen the increased hazards imposed on motorcyclists in the past five years. Competitive vehicle operators are more distracted than any of us could ever have imagined. In our judgment, we have crossed into a new era that will need the cooperation of all highway users to cope with our modern-day traffic congestion.” Mike Wright GWRRA Former President and Executive Director Why Motorist Awareness?

4 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 4 What Is Ride Aware? "Ride Aware!" "Ride Aware!" is GWRRA’s campaign to reduce crashes between automobiles, motorcycles and trikes in our increasingly chaotic highway environment. Primarily, “Ride Aware!” Focuses on increasing motorists’ awareness of motorcycles and, secondarily, informs motorcyclists of factors that decrease motorists’ awareness of their presence. Mike Wright GWRRA Former President and Executive Director

5 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 5 MA’s FIRST Objective To increase MOTORIST’s awareness of motorcycles by distributing literature, participating in local events, conducting seminars, public service announcements and talks to social organizations for the non-motorcycling audiences.

6 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 6 In Support Of The First Objective To Reduce death, disability and loss of property resulting from accidents in which a motorcyclist’s right of way has been violated by another motorist.

7 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 7 Approximately 3/4 of motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle – usually a passenger automobile Of these accidents the driver of the vehicle violates the motorcycle right-of-way and causes the accident in 2/3 of the accidents Drivers of the vehicles involved in a collision are generally unfamiliar with motorcycles Failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents Awareness Supporting Data

8 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 8 Would you want to be the cause of this?

9 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 9 Could This Be A Family Member or Maybe or Maybe One of your Friends One of your Friends

10 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 10 MA’s Second Objective To increase MOTORCYCLIST’s awareness of the attitudes and lack of awareness that the majority of motorists have regarding motorcycles.

11 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 11 What Can You Do To Help?  We Need your Ideas  We Need for You to Spread the Word

12 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 12

13 Contact Jerry & Leisa Childers Jerry & Leisa Childers Region N Motorist Awareness Coordinators (423)

14 “Ride Aware!” – Motorcyclists Are Dying To Be Seen! 14 Thank You


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