Register Today | 2014 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

The 2014 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum brings together riders, researchers, motorcycle training instructors, educators, and representatives from state and local law enforcement, public health, and government agencies to identify current motorcycle safety issues, discuss the impact of existing programs, and formulate new strategies for reducing the likelihood of motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Texas. May 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. … [Read more...]

Save the Date for the 2014 Motorcycle Safety Forum

This year's Motorcycle Safety Forum will be held at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas, on May 8. Planning is underway for the Forum and a preliminary program and registration information will be available soon. See pictures and agendas from previous Motorcycle Safety Forums. … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Safety Coalition meeting Feb. 5

Join us for the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) board and committee meeting, February 5. The meeting will be held in College Station, Texas, at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute State Headquarters and Research Building. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting. Please RSVP via email by January 31 and indicate if you will drive a vehicle or motorcycle so we can have an accurate headcount and … [Read more...]

Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition meeting September 18

A meeting of the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) Board and standing committees will be held September 18 at Texas A&M Transportation Institute's State Headquarters Research Building, in College Station, Texas. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting. Preliminary Agenda: New positions/elections RiderCoach professional development training Promotional item brainstorming Outreach event planning The … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Safety Forum Video Series – NHTSA Motorcycle Safety Program 2013 Update

Motorcycle safety advocates gathered on February 25, for the eighth annual Motorcycle Safety Forum. This year’s forum was held at the Emergency Services Education Center in Waco, Texas. Check out the presentation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Motorcycle Safety Program 2013 Update, from Ken Copeland, Regional Program Manager, Region VI, NHTSA. Read more about the annual Forum. … [Read more...]

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

In Texas, most motorcycle crashes happen in May May marks the start of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month when drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Consider these facts: In 2012, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic-related deaths in Texas. 460 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes. A … [Read more...]

Join us for the 2013 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

Register now for the 2013 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum. This year's forum will be held in Waco, Texas, on February 25. The Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum has been going on since 2006. Check out photos and summaries from past meetings.     Learn more at … [Read more...]

Strategies to reduce alcohol-impaired motorcycle operation

Researcher: Patricia Turner Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation The objectives of the project were to 1) collect,review, and analyze statistics and data associated with alcohol-impaired motorcycle operation; 2) identify and document educational, public information, and other programs and activities to reduce alcohol-impaired motorcycle operation; and 3) prepare summaries of NHTSA-selected programs to reduce alcohol-impaired … [Read more...]

Statewide coordination of motorcycle safety initiatives

Researcher: Patricia Turner Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation This project involves facilitating the formation and continued support of the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition, coordinating meetings and activities, providing technical assistance, planning and coordinating an annual meeting to address motorcycle safety issues, facilitating a motorcycle safety program assessment, and disseminating information to riders and the … [Read more...]

Law enforcement motorcycle safety & awareness training

Researcher: Patricia Turner Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation This effort developed a training program for Texas law enforcement officers and personnel about motorcycle safety and specific enforcement efforts that can be undertaken to reduce motorcycle crashes and related injuries and fatalities in their communities. For more information contact Melissa Walden. … [Read more...]