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Motorcycle operator manual

Motorcycle operator manual

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2 Jenner Street, Suite 150Irvine, CA92618-3806
Operating a motorcycle safely intraffic requires special skills andknowledge. The Motorcycle SafetyFoundation has made this manualavailable to help novice motorcyclistsreduce their risk of having a crash. Themanual conveys essential safe-drivinginformation and has been designed for use in licensing programs. Whiledesignedfor the novice, all motorcyclistscan benefit from the information thismanual contains.The original “Motorcycle Operator Manual” was developed by the NationalPublic Services Research Institute(NPSRI) under contract to the NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and within the terms of acooperative agreement between NHTSAand the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.The manual and related tests were usedin a multi-year study of improvedmotorcycle operator licensing procedures, conducted by the CaliforniaDepartment of Motor Vehicles under contract to NHTSA.The purpose of this manual is toeducate the reader to help avoid crasheswhile safely operating a motorcycle. For this edition, the Motorcycle SafetyFoundation has updated and expandedthe content of the original manual.These revisions reflect:The latest finding of motorcycle-safety research.Comments and guidance provided by the motorcycling, licensing andtraffic-safety communities.Expanded alcohol and druginformation.In promoting improved licensing programs, the Motorcycle SafetyFoundation works closely with statelicensing agencies. The Foundation hashelped more than half the states in thenation adopt the “Motorcycle Operator Manual” for use in their licensingsystems.Improved licensing, along withhigh-quality motorcycle rider educationand increased public awareness, has the potential to reduce crashes. Staff at theFoundation are available to assist state, private and governmental agencies inefforts to improve motorcycle safety.Tim Buche
This manual has been prepared with the cooperation of the Motorcycle SafetyFoundation with your safety–and the safety of all Delaware motorists–in mind.Operating a motorcycle on today’s highways is no easy task. The rules, signsand signals are complicated. Variable road surface conditions are complicatedby changes in the weather and the volume of traffic is growing rapidly.The State of Delaware offers the approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation’sMotorcycle Rider Course. It is required or all new motorcyclists under 18 yearsof age, and we certainly recommend it for experienced riders as well. We areconvinced that taking the course offered by the Program and careful study of this manual will make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable.True driving ability is ultimately attained through experience. But abilityalone is no substitute for caution and common sense.We hope that you will use the safe driving tips contained in this manual andenjoy your motorcycle.Michael D. Shahan, DirectorDivision of Motor Vehicles

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