Last updated: 30-Dec-2015
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.
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.
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