Rider Training Standards Paper from MSF
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In an effort to further improve and refine its rider training programs, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation will release the complete peer-reviewed paper titled, “The Standards Concept for a Rider Education and Training System,” authored by Dr. Jim Heideman, MSF’s director of licensing programs, on Aug. 24, 2012. Dr. Heideman previewed this paper via an executive summary and follow-up discussion at the Second Annual MSF International Rider Education Training System Conference, held at Eastern Kentucky University this past May.

“The MSF’s mission is to create a comprehensive and relevant rider education and training system,” said MSF Vice President Robert Gladden. “We constantly strive to support riders in their pursuit of motorcycling excellence and to create a safer riding environment. While there are countless examples of MSF’s thought and action leadership, Dr. Heideman’s paper on standards answers key questions about standards related to rider education and training. We stand behind Dr. Heideman’s published works and are proud to support his continuing research.”

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Third Army/ARCENT rally promotes motorcycle safety
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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Third Army/ARCENT will conduct a motorcycle safety rally to educate soldiers on safe riding practices starting at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Patton Hall.

The event, aimed at promoting preventative actions to ensure motorcycle riders are affected in a positive way, also includes a mentorship ride to Lake Wateree.

During the rally, Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, members of 20th Fighter Wing and local law enforcement agencies will mentor Third Army soldiers to increase rider safety.

Rider’s motorcycles will be checked they are safe to ride before the roughly 40 riders depart for an hour long ride to Lake Wateree.

Third Army/U.S. Army Central soldiers are experts in the Middle East and central Asia. With a forward HQ in Kuwait as well as the main HQ collocated with U.S. Air Force Central at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., Third Army shapes the regional environment and is the critical cog to sustaining coalition military operations in the region. Our presence preserves peace, but if prevention fails, Third Army is ready tonight.

To learn more about the Third Army, visit www.arcent.army.mil or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PattonsOwn.

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