May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 05, 2017 View Comments by

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and government agencies and safety organizations are reminding both motorists and motorcycle drivers to practice safety while on the road. Motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise an average of 10 percent per year over the last 20 years, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Motorcycles account for less […]

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Analysis of MSF Naturalistic Study Finds Key Factors Affecting Motorcycle Safety

Nov 11, 2016 View Comments by

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation completed its first major analysis of the MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study and found 17 key factors that could help improve traffic safety. A naturalistic traffic study differs from traditional research, where a participant is put into a laboratory-type scenario or has to crash first and then recall details after the […]

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Gettin’ Started in Motorcycling

Sep 15, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcycling used to be just another way of getting around, but now it’s one of a growing number of “powersports” that may also lay claim to major portions of your discretionary spending: ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and any number of four-wheeled and water-based diversions. However, for me, motorcycle touring is still much closer to bicycle […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Every Time I Turn Around

Nov 08, 2015 View Comments by

Taming Time – I’m a reminiscent sort. My girlfriend, Cori, says I never forget anything. I often find myself thinking back to the events in my life that have led to my writing, and for the last 15 years many of those occasions have taken place on the seat of a motorcycle. I wrote a […]

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Rider Training: The Next Step in Motorcycle Safety

Aug 12, 2015 View Comments by

The Importance of Coaching – If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER for a while you know that we take safety very seriously. Unfortunately, safety issues tend to spark massive (and usually pointless) debates among motorcyclists. Should helmet use be mandatory or not? The dead horse that is the ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) debate, […]

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T CLOCS Video from Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Dec 15, 2014 View Comments by

Remember T CLOCS? For many of us the term is familiar but its meaning has been lost somewhere in the countless miles and years that have passed since we took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Rider Course to get our motorcycle endorsement. T CLOCS is an acronym for Tires, Controls, Lights, Oil, Chassis, and Stands […]

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Do the Ride Thing Video Contest

Jun 07, 2014 View Comments by

In an effort to improve safety for youth riders, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has teamed up with the ATV Safety Institute to offer $8,500 in prizes for the best kid-produced safety videos for ATVs and dirt bikes. The contest is divided into three age categories, 6-10, 11-14, and 15-18 with the kids submitting 15, 30, […]

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Revises Basic Rider Course

Apr 08, 2014 View Comments by

In a constant effort to improve the overall results for the Basic Rider Course (BRC), the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has updated the curriculum for their entry-level rider training. The first major change is that the MSF Basic eCourse is now a required part of the class. Available since 2013, the eCourse was previously optional but […]

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 40

May 03, 2013 View Comments by

The two-wheeled careers of many motorcyclists begin with a weekend spent in a community college classroom and parking lot taking their Basic Rider Course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Over the past 40 years this introduction to motorcycling has become a pivotal right of passage for aspiring motorcyclists across the country. The MSF is a […]

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Motion Induced Blindness

May 22, 2012 View Comments by

I get a lot of chain emails. Some funny, some not so funny, and then the rare email that offers great insight. Just like this one: This is frightening! It works exactly like it says, and is one major reason people in cars can look right at you (when you ‘ re on a motorcycle […]

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