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Oklahoma 2011

Oklahoma 2011

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M
otorcycle
o
perator
M
 anual
MSF LICENSING PROGRAMS
an msf
 
manual
With Supplementary Informationfor Three-Wheel Motorcycles
16
th
editionn  b S
 
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Preface
Welcome to the Sixteenth Edition othe MSF Motorcycle Operator Manual(MOM). Operating a motorcycle saelyin trafc 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 beneft 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fc 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 riders and to help them avoidcrashes while saely operating eithera standard two-wheel motorcycle or athree-wheel motorcycle.This latest edition has undergonesignifcant improvements, and containsnew, more in-depth inormation,designed to:
•Guideridersinpreparingtoride
saely
•Developeffectivestreetstrategies•Giveridersmorecomprehensive
understanding o sae group ridingpractices
•Describeindetailbestpracticesfor
carrying passengers and cargoIn 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 highquality 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
Permission has been given by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to the State of OklahomaDepartment of Public Safety to reprint and sell updated versions of this manual.
 
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contents
THE RIDER ANDTHE MOTORCYCLE
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PREPARING TO RIDE
Wear the Right Gear ����������������������������5Know Your Motorcycle ������������������������7Know Your Responsibilities ���������������10
RIDE WITHIN YOUR ABILITIES
Basic Vehicle Control ��������������������������11Keeping Your Distance �����������������������15SEE �������������������������������������������������������20Intersections ���������������������������������������21Increasing Conspicuity �����������������������24Crash Avoidance ���������������������������������27Handling Dangerous Surfaces �����������30Mechanical Problems �������������������������33Animals �����������������������������������������������34Flying Objects �������������������������������������35Getting Off the Road �������������������������35Carrying Passengersand Cargo ���������������������������������������35Group Riding ���������������������������������������38
BEING IN SHAPE TO RIDE
Why This Information IsImportant ���������������������������������������42Alcohol and Other Drugs inMotorcycle Operation ��������������������42Alcohol in the Body ����������������������������42Alcohol and the Law ��������������������������44Minimize the Risks �����������������������������44Step in to Protect Friends ������������������45Fatigue ������������������������������������������������45
EARNING YOUR LICENSE
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THREE-WHEEL SUPPLEMENT
Supplementary Informationfor Three-Wheel Motorcycles ���������48Know Your Vehicle ������������������������������48Basic Vehicle Control ���������������������������50Carrying Passengers and Cargo ����������53
HAND SIGNALS ��������������������������
55
T-CLOCS PRE-RIDE CHECKLIST
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