Last updated: 22-Nov-2013
The sport of motorcycle riding is rewarding and fun. This hobby, leisure activity, fraternal sport, or even job requirement is the primary bond that brings this law enforcement organization together. However, all members inherit a certain level of risk when riding on only two wheels. Dangers conditions are created from the inattention of other drivers, environment or external factors, and sometimes from the lack of experience and training by riders themselves. This page will serve as a starting point for many tips and tricks, informational articles, and links to various outside resources to promote rider safety and accident prevention.
All members should be aware that the club is gathering statistics related to any unfortunate motorcycle accident involving our members. The Online Accident Reporting System (O.A.R.S) was developed as an online tool to gather data from members and to provide statistical information back to the Safety Committee.
Please know the OARS system is available, and although not required, we strongly encourage a report be made in the event of an accident.
After several years of involved research and work, the Safety Committee has published the Basic Group Riding Handbook to share with the membership.
Texas XXXI chapter has an excellent example on the use of Hand Signals while operating your motorcycle in a group.
MotorSport.com sent an article to us as reference material to help the first time passengers understand a few safety tips concerning clothing, helmet and riding positions.
There is a multitude of other links to various safety pages on the web as well. Great reading for those of you who are new to the sport, and wish to participate in a safe manner.
Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May - and during the rest of the year - 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.
Please use these are marketing materials to: Spread the word about increasing motorcyclists' safety, and Support and enhance your motorcycle safety awareness programs.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation web site is full of course information and free to download safety tips. The MSF is an internationally recognized not-for-profit foundation, supported by motorcycle manufacturers, that provides leadership to the motorcycle safety community through its expertise, tools, and partnerships. A large number of our members are MSF instructors.
International Safety Officer
Pay attention out there and ensure you have an escape route planned at all times. This graphic provides some basic distances when riding as a group.
Published on 8 Aug 2012 by usdotgov John T. Gordon was a law enforcement officer and father of two young children. On May 18, 2008, John Jr. "Rusty" was riding his motorcycle on Ohio State Route 4 when a young man driving a truck swerved into oncoming traffic. Rusty was struck and died instantly from a broken neck. Records later showed that the driver was using his cell phone at the time of the crash. John and Lois Gordon, Rusty's parents, are now advocates against distracted driving.
For more information, please visit http://www.distraction.gov
The following are the top three states accredited for
basic training of motorcycle Riders:
1. California 61,709
2. Florida 46,533
3. Texas 45,357
The following are the lowest three states for accredited
basic training of motorcycle riders;
1. Kansas 628
2. Alabama 636
3. Wyoming 1075
California ranks as the No. 1 state for motorcycle thefts.
The top “stolen” motorcycles by manufacture are: (in order)
5. Harley Davidson