Advanced motorcycle course at Schoolcraft challenges riders
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Motorcyclists in southeast Michigan have a great opportunity to sharpen their skills at an Advanced Rider Course (ARC) being offered Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at Schoolcraft College’s Public Safety Training Center, 31777 Industrial Road, Livonia. The cost is $ 25 and riders must provide their own motorcycles. The September sessions are the last ones offered this season.

The course offers classroom instruction as well as range practice. Riders will participate in exercises to improve perception and hazard awareness, enhance basic skills, learn crash avoidance techniques, and refine braking and cornering maneuvers.

Classes are held rain or shine. Participants are required to have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license and wear the proper gear. Motorcycles must be properly titled and registered and pass a safety inspection before they can be used in the class.

Vince Consiglio, Detroit Metro Motorcycle Safety Consortium coordinator and RiderCoach, teaches at th…………… continues on Hometownlife.com
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MSF “Naturalistic Study” for motorcycle crash prevention begins
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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) announced that the first test rider in its new “MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study” began what will be a year-long recorded slice of the motorcyclist’s riding life, as the test subject rode off last week on a motorcycle equipped with an array of “unobtrusive” data acquisition components. Administered by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the study is designed to “provide comprehensive, real-time, near-crash, pre-crash and actual-crash information that is unprecedented in motorcycle research” according to the MSF (provided, of course, that the test subject is actually involved in a crash). A total of 100 bikes and riders of various age and motorcycle type are involved, with riders grouped into two categories (21-34 years of age and 45-64-year-olds) riding a select bike from seven different models and five different brands.

VTTI collaborated with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the preliminary feasi…………… continues on Sport Rider Magazine
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