I decided that there needed to be a central place for motorcycle safety information, to include, logos, billboards, bumper stickers, lawn signs, and much more, etc.

It is my hope that all MRO's will utilize the information and incorporate it into the Motorcycle Safety Campaigns.

Betsy(Gypsy), the News Gypsy.

A special thank you to Buttrfly of Texas for her assistance with this page!

Feel free to use any of the following materials in your safety campaigns.... :*)

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Safety by Bruce Yu

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http://www.distracteddrivinghelp.com/  A new website... distracted driving help!!

 

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Another great source of information: http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/motorcycle-safety-resource-guide

 

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New campaign from Texas regarding "SHARE THE ROAD"!!http://ridesafeintexas.homestead.com/STR_Presentation.html

 

 

 

 

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  SOUTH CAROLINA

North Dakota: http://www.ndmsp.com/

 

 

CALIFORNIA

Delaware Valley Abate

 

California:  http://www.c-mc.com/lookwhere.htm

Arkansas

 

 

 

Florida : http://www.hoglaw1.com/stickerform.htm

  www.msf-usa.org 

  www.msf-usa.org 

  www.msf-usa.org 

  www.msf-usa.org 

http://www.smsa.org/motorcycle_awareness/promotional_materials/billboards/look_twice.php


ID - Save A Life Look Twice
New York
 
 
Oregon   http://www.abateoforegon.net/default.html
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NC RIDER

Indiana

http://www.kolias.com/giftshop/index.htm

 

The Minnesota Washout
Every year in May, riders and their families pitch in to raise awareness of motorcycle safety. At rest areas and gas stations across the state, motorcyclists wash windshields and ask car  drivers to Start Seeing Motorcyclists! Learn more.

 

 

 


 

Pennsylvania

Kentucky

www.checktwicesavealife.com Massachusetts & New Hampshire

Customizable Bumper Stickers


2' x 8' Roadside Banners


Double sided Lawn Signs

 

 

 
   *Biker Bits*

http://www.womanbiker.com/product_view.php3?id=53

save a life look twicehttp://www.lightningcustoms.com/

http://www.Bikers4ROW.org

http://solriders.com/

http://.solriders.com

Virginia http://www.dit.state.va.us/

 

North Carolina:

 

 

 

Tennessee Safety Posters

 

Share the Road Logo

                                  Look Twice  Save A Life

                                     Someone Important To Us Rides  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin

 

 

                                                     CMT/ABATE.COM                                               TN   Dept. of Safety     

                                                     

 

 

 

 

           Take A Sec Double Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  A Split Second You can Change a Life

                                                     

 CMT/ABATE.COM                                            TN Dept Of Safety

 

 

 

                                            Take the Take the

                                                          Natural High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           Donít Drink and Ride

                                                                           CmtAbate.com         Tn Dept of Safety       

 

 

                             There is Room for Everyone

                                       Share the Road with Motorcycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               TN Dept. of Safety              

 

 

 

 

 

                              Different Lifestyles

                                                   Same Road

                                                                Same Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            

                                                                               TN Dept of Safety

                                                                                   

 

 

 

Letís not Meet by Accident

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       Double Check for Motorcycles

                                                               CMTABATE.COM                     TN Dept OF Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

                                  Look Twice  Save A Life

                                     Someone                                  Look Twice  Save A Life

                                     Someone To Us Rides  

 

 

 

 

  pt. of Safety       

Take the

                                                          Natural High

 

 

 

 

 

                                              Donít Drink and Ride                                                                

                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                           TN Dept. of Safety                  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                       

 

Minnesota Safety Posters

   

 

Bumper Stickers

 

"Start Seeing Motorcyclists." (Available)

This is a revamped design of the old yellow-and-black favorite, so jazz up your second-favorite form of transportation with one of these. To request a free sticker, Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Bumper Sticker, Motorcycle Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 444 Cedar St, Ste 155, St. Paul, MN,

 55101. 

http://www.abatepa.org/abate/training/osal.htm

I Ride & I Vote! http://www.unitedmotorcyclists.org/ Vermont

 

http://www.unitedmotorcyclists.org/ Vermont

Public Service Announcement
Motorcycle Safety and Awareness PSA 30 seconds Download or view our new 30 second Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Public Service Announcement (PSA).

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[ web-mc-30-psa.mov 1.1 MB ]   VERMONT
 

 

 

    http://www.abatepa.org/abate/training/osal.htm

NC Highway Sign

 


MN - Start Seeing Motorcycles

ID - Look For Motorcycles

CT - Share The Road

GA - Look For Motorcycles

IN - Cycles Have Equal Rights

SC & GA- Look Twice - Save a Life

OH - Mutual Respect

UT - Start Seeing Motorcycles

WI - Cycles Have Equal Rights

Side By Side
info@driveaware.org

MD - Licensed to Ride

MD - Look for Motorcyclists

 

http://www.dol.wa.gov/news/05motorcycles.htm PDF Files, but posters are great!

  Texas Lawn Sign

Texas Share the Road Signs


NV - Let's not meet by Accident
 

NV - Watch out for Motorcycles
 

 

Video: Welcome to the Ride
Click here to play or right click to download.

 
This 5-minute video (15 MB WMF Format) introduces the many diverse aspects of street motorcycling.
Welcome to the club...welcome to the passion...welcome to the ride!

Left click image to play; right click to download

 

THINK! image United Kingdom

THINK! three-year strategy and 2006/07 media plan

THINK! imageTHINK! Take longer to look for bikes Every year, an estimated 1,500 motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured when drivers look but don't see them. The new motorcycle safety campaign, comprising a new TV and radio ad, encourages drivers in urban areas to THINK! Take longer to look for bikes. More>>>.

 


mobile phones poster

THINK! Switch off before you drive off

The mobile phones radio and cinema ad will be on air from 17 February for one week.

The cinema ad shows a mobile phone with the consequences of driver distraction appearing on the phone and concludes with the simple message 'Switch off before you drive off'. More>>>.

http://www.evibenstein.co.uk/carpark/level2/bike.html

Brochures:

 

 With different cover options, these brochures focus on why it is important to be aware of motorcycles, why drivers don't see motorcyclists, what situations crashes are most likely to occur in and what drivers can do to become more aware.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Tips for Motorcycle Riders.. .Tips for Drivers

California Motorcyclist Safety Program

This brochure targets both motorcyclists and other drivers with tips on how to share the road safely. Tips include:

turning, seeing and being seen, road hazards, signaling, passing, intersections and helmet use.

 

More Brochures

 

http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/forms/docs/dt1265.pdf  Materials may be obtained by completing order form.

 

shopping image
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide To Motorcycling Excellence
Walmart.com
$15.48

Materials Catalog

Motorcycle Safety

Site Index | NHTSA Homepage

 

cover art of "Cruisin' Without Brusin'"

Cruisin' Without Brusin'
This brochure explains safe riding practices for motorcycle riders. It includes discussions about proper licensing, practice in operating the motorcycle, making sure that the motorcycle is safe, wearing the proper protection, riding responsibly, and being drug and alcohol-free.
(June 1994, DOT HS 808 096, Item #6P0011)

 

cover art of "Before Your Child Gets On A Motorcycle"

Before Your Child Gets On A Motorcycle
This brochure gives parents information on steps they can take to ensure their children are motorcycling safely. In addition to general safety information on operating a motorcycle, the brochure provides specifics about licensing regulations, rider education courses, and precautions to take when the child is a passenger.
(June 1994, DOT HS 808 100, Item #6P0009)
 

 

cover art of "Motorcycle Safety"

Motorcycle Safety
This booklet points out the risks involved in motorcycling. It provides safety tips and discusses protective clothing, defensive driving, inspection and maintenance, and proper reaction to hazardous conditions -- all of which have an impact of motorcycle safety on our streets and highways.
(October 1999, DOT HS 807 709, Item #6P0039)

 

cover art of "Don't Get Towed"

Don't Get Towed
This brochure discusses the problem of unlicensed motorcycle riders, the penalties for not being licensed, how to obtain a license, and the risks of riding unlicensed.
(April 1994, DOT HS 808 098, Item #6P0006)

 

Straight Down The Road
This brochure discusses the social, legal and personal consequences of being arrested while riding your motorcycle impaired.
(1997, DOT HS 808 442, Item #6P0089)

 

Increasing Motorcycle Awareness
This one-page, two-sided publication is geared toward drivers and riders alike. One side provides advice to riders and the other provides advice to drivers concerning motorcycle awareness. Issues such as motorcycle driving patterns, blind spots, hazardous road conditions for both riders and drivers, and what actions they can take (together), to be safer on the road are discussed. Contact organizations and phone numbers are provided for more information.
(December 1998, DOT HS 808 812, Item #6P0138)

 

Ride Straight Because the Road Isn't
This poster, geared towards the general public and young driver, depicts the dangers of riding while impaired, illustrated as traveling around a sharp curve. Full color, 17" X 22".
(1994, DOT HS 808 097, Item #6P0017)

 

Get Ready to Roll
This poster depicts the protective gear needed to provide optimum protection while riding a motorcycle and is geared towards the general public and youth driver. Full color, 17" X 22".
(1995, DOT HS 808 445, Item #6P0015)

 

image of poster "Riding the Highway VS. Riding the High Way. Don't Drink and Ride"

Riding the Highway vs. Riding the High Way. Don't Drink and Ride
This poster depicts two scenes; a motorcyclist riding down the highway, and the same impaired motorcyclist being handcuffed as his motorcycle is impounded. The general public and young driver are the targeted audience.
(1996, DOT HS 808 445, Item #6P0087)

 

  Some great reference material website links for motorcycle safety slogans, posters, stickers, brochures, and general information, etc.:

http://nhtsa.gov/portal/site/nhtsa/menuitem.d7975d55e8abbe089ca8e410dba046a0/

http://www.smsa.org/motorcycle_awareness/idea_sampler/print_materials/resources/

Resources Print Materials -- National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/catalog_for_web_127973_7.pdf

Motorcycle Demos and Test Rides [27425]
If you must allow a test ride, it is suggested you strictly adhere to specific guidelines

Motorcycle Handbook [6617]
California's handbook for motorcycle drivers

Motorcycle Helmet Performance [17736]
Motorcycle helmet design, helmet standards and actual head protection

Motorcycle Helmet Use Laws [17777]
20 states have enacted mandatory helmet use laws for all motorcycle operators and passengers

Motorcycle Helmets [27426]
In some states, motorcyclists are required to wear helmets

Motorcycle Helmets & Noise Levels [27592]
Daily noise exposures of working motorcyclists may regularly exceed 90 dB(A)

Motorcycle Laws and Fatality Facts [620]
Insurance Institute of Highway Safety fact sheets on motorcyles

Motorcycle Operator Checklist [7892]
A pre-trip inspection checklist

Motorcycle Safety [15968]
Safety guidelines for operating a motorcycle safely

Motorcycle Safety Foundation [11751]
Safety materials from motorcycle manufacturerers

Motorcycle Safety Tips [27138]
Safe riding tips for motorcycles

Motorcycle Tips & Techniques [26617]
Safety articles including examples of motorycycle accidents

Motorcycle Tips and Techniques [27613]
A series of motorcycle safety articles on topics such as conspicuity, a safety checklist and more

Motorcycle Tire Tech [27590]
What happens when you use a tire that's too big for your rim and more

Motorcycle Tire Tips [27591]
Safety tips, the importance of motorcycle tire inflation maintenance, minimum tread depth and more

Motorcycling Safety [23828]
Safety suggestions for before you hit the road and during your ride

Motorcyles: Road Hazard Avoidance [23827]
Advice on avoiding hazards on the road when riding a motorcycle

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY HAND SIGNALS:

GROUP RIDING HAND SIGNALS

Motorcycle hand signals are important for all riders to know and understand but especially when riding in a group. (When riding in a group the signals should be relayed back through the group.)
START ENGINES
With your right or left arm extended, move your index finger in a circular motion.
LEFT TURN
Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow fully extended.
RIGHT TURN
Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow bent 90 degrees vertically.

HAZARD LEFT
Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle and point towards the hazard.

 

HAZARD RIGHT A
Extend your right arm at a 45 degree angle and point towards the hazard.
HAZARD RIGHT B
Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your elbow bent to 90 degrees and point towards the hazard over your helmet.
SPEED UP
Raise your left arm up and down with your index finger extended upward.  This indicates the leader wants to speed up.
SLOW DOWN
Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle and move your hand up and down.
STOP
Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle with the palm of your hand facing rearward.
SINGLE FILE
Position your left hand over your helmet with your fingers extended upward.  This indicates the leader wants the group in a single file formation. Usually this is done for safety reasons.
STAGGERED   or  SIDE-BY-SIDE FORMATION
Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your index and pinkie finger extended. This indicate that it is safe to return to staggered formation.
TIGHTEN UP
Raise your left arm and repeatedly move up and down in a pulling motion.  This indicates the leader wants the group to close ranks.
TICKED OFF
Extend your left arm straight out with your elbow bent 90 degrees. Carefully extend your middle finger to clearly demonstrate your dissatisfaction with the other guy. NOTE: It is not recommended you do this when you are alone.

And one more not shown.... four fingers waved is "ICE CREAM" courtesy of Boston HOG

Special thanks to graphics from: Ann Arbor Hog Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSES BY STATE:

Riding Courses

United States

 Motorcycle Safety Foundation
 National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators

 

Alabama

Alabama Motorcycle Safety Program Montevall

 

Arizona

 T.E.A.M. Arizona Motorcyclist Training Centers Scottsdale.

 

California

Bay Area Motorcycle Training, Inc. San Francisco.
California Rider Education Rider Courses. Alameda.
 Class Motorcycle Schools Santa Paula.
MotoVentures Dirt bike training, trials riding, and tours. Southern California.
 STAR Riding School Street & Race Courses. Novice to Advanced. Ventura.

 

Colorado:

Rider Training Enterprises, Inc.

 

Florida:

http://www.flmotorcycletraining.com/

Florida Motorcycle Training Central Florida Classes - BRC, ERC and Testing.
 Motorcycle Rider Instruction of South Florida MSF Courses. Miami.
Personal Motorcycle Safety Orlando.

 

Georgia:

Atlanta Motorcycle Schools One-On-One Motorcycle Instruction.

 

Idaho:

Idaho Star Motorcycle Safety Education Program.

 

Illinois:

http://www.dot.state.il.us/cycle.html

http://www.outreach.niu.edu/mcycle/

 mrc.uiuc.edu
www.siu.edu/~cycle
www.motorcyclesafety.ilstu.edu

 

Indiana:

www.doe.state.in.us/safety/mre.html 

 

Kansas:

Smart Motorcyclists Attend Rider Training, Inc.

 

Kentucky:

http://www.kytc.state.ky.us/DrLic/kmrep.htm

 

Maryland:

mva.state.md.us/MVAProg/moto/default.htm

 

Massachusetts:

Ironstone Ventures, Ltd. Rider Education Program. 

http://www.mass.gov/rmv/motorcycle/training.htm

 

Michigan:

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1627-87875--,00.html

K.A.M.P. Motorcycle Training MSF Programs. Grand Rapids, Allegan, Kalamazoo.

http://motorcycletraining.accn.org/programsponsors2006.pdf

 

Minnesota:

http://training.southcentral.edu/motorcycle/

http://www.dps.state.mn.us/mmsc/latest/MMSCHome.asp?cid=1

 

Missouri:

Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program

 

Nevada:

Cycle School Motorcycle Training Nevada's only independent MSF certified training. Las Vegas.

 

New Jersey:

NJ Motorcycle Safety Education (DHTS)
Rider Education of New Jersey, Inc. Edison.

http://www.state.nj.us/lps/hts/motorcycle/

 

New York:

http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/mcmanual/safety_program.htm

StreetWise Motorcycling MSF Rider Courses at Columbia-Greene CC. Hudson, New York.
StreetRider.com MSF Rider Courses. Buffalo.
Trama's Motorcycle and Auto School Woodhaven.

 

North Carolina:

NC Rider Education Jacksonville.

 

Ohio:

ClevelandRides MSF Courses at Polaris Career Center. Cleveland.
Motorcycle Ohio Rider Training

 

Oklahoma:

Motorcycle Education of Oklahoma Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Rider Education Program

 

Oregon:

Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program

 

Pennsylvania:

Stayin' Safe Motorcycle Training Street Training & Training Tours. Pittsburgh.

 

Tennessee:

Tennessee Motorcycle Rider Education Program
Tennessee State Motorcycle Rider Education Program

http://www.state.tn.us/safety/mrep.html

 

Texas:

Golden Triangle Motorcycle Training Rider Courses. Beaumont.
Southwest Motorcycle Training MSF Riding Courses. San Antonio.
Texas Department of Public Safety Motorcycle Safety Unit
Wheels in Motion Houston.

http://www.weridesafe.com/about.asp Dallas

 

Virginia:

http://www.dit.state.va.us/

 

Washington:

http://www.dol.wa.gov/ds/wmsp.htm

 Sidecar/Trike Education Program Training Courses. Seattle.  

 

West Virginia:

http://www.wvdot.com/6_motorists/dmv/6g6_mcsafety.htm   

 

Wisconsin:

http://www.dot.state.wi.us/safety/vehicle/motorcycle/index.htm