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ONLINE EDITION
MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT STUDY GUIDE
OCTOBER 2009
 
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Preface
Operating a motorcycle saelyin trac requires special skills andknowledge. The Motorcycle SaetyFoundation (MSF) has made this manualavailable to help novice motorcyclistsreduce their risk o having a crash. Themanual conveys essential sae ridinginormation and has been designedor use in licensing programs. Whiledesigned or the novice, all motorcyclistscan benet rom the inormation thismanual contains.The original Motorcycle OperatorManual was developed by the NationalPublic Services Research Institute (NPSRI)under contract to the National HighwayTrac Saety Administration (NHTSA)and within the terms o a cooperativeagreement between NHTSA and theMSF. The manual and related testswere used in a multi-year study oimproved motorcycle operator licensingprocedures, conducted by the CaliorniaDepartment o Motor Vehicles undercontract to NHTSA.The purpose o this manual is toeducate the reader to help avoid crasheswhile saely operating a motorcycle. Forthis edition, the MSF has updated andexpanded the content o the originalmanual.These revisions refect:
•Thelatestndingofmotorcycle-
saety research.
•Commentsandguidanceprovided
by the motorcycling, licensing andtrac saety communities.
•Supplementaryinformationfor
Three-Wheel vehiclesIn promoting improved licensingprograms, the MSF works closely withstate licensing agencies. The Foundationhas helped more than hal the statesin the nation adopt the MotorcycleOperator Manual or use in theirlicensing systems.Improved licensing, along with high-quality motorcycle rider education andincreased public awareness, has thepotential to reduce crashes. Sta at theFoundation are available to assist state,private and governmental agencies ineorts to improve motorcycle saety.Tim Buche
President,Motorcycle Safety Foundation
2 Jenner, Suite 150Irvine, CA 92618-3806www.ms-usa.org
 
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PREPARING TO RIDE
Wear the Right Gear ����������������������������4Know Your Motorcycle ������������������������6Know Your Responsibilities �����������������9
RIDE WITHIN YOUR ABILITIES
Basic Vehicle Control ��������������������������10Keeping Your Distance �����������������������12SEE �������������������������������������������������������17Intersections ���������������������������������������18Increasing Conspicuity �����������������������21Crash Avoidance ���������������������������������24Handling Dangerous Surfaces �����������27Mechanical Problems �������������������������30Animals �����������������������������������������������31Flying Objects �������������������������������������32Getting Off the Road �������������������������32Carrying Passengersand Cargo ���������������������������������������32Group Riding ���������������������������������������34
BEING IN SHAPE TO RIDE
Why This Information IsImportant ���������������������������������������36Alcohol and Other Drugs inMotorcycle Operation ��������������������36Alcohol in the Body ����������������������������37Alcohol and the Law ��������������������������38Minimize the Risks �����������������������������38Step in to Protect Friends ������������������39Fatigue ������������������������������������������������39
EARNING YOUR LICENSE
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THREE-WHEEL SUPPLEMENT
Supplementary Informationfor Three-Wheel Vehicles ���������������42Know Your Vehicle ������������������������������42Basic Vehicle Control ���������������������������44Carrying Passengers and Cargo ����������47

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