In recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, the Safety Center’s May webinar focused on motorcycle safety. The webinar focused on the safety needs, challenges, and countermeasures for both riders and drivers. It featured case studies and lessons learned from both South Dakota and Oklahoma.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:
- Summarize motorcycle safety statistics
- Demonstrate an understanding of motorcycle safety challenges
- Identify countermeasures to improve motorcycle safety
- Restate the resources available for motorcycle safety
- Identify best practices in South Dakota
- Describe the benefits of the Oklahoma Safer Riders program
This training was directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants were expected to have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.
Jaime Sullivan, Center Manager, National Center for Rural Road Safety
Jaime is a Research Engineer for the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University focusing on safety and operations research. She is the manager for both the National Center for Rural Road Safety and the Public Lands Transportation Fellows Program. Jaime received her Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UMass Amherst and Master’s degree in transportation engineering from Texas A&M University.
Cliff Reuer, South Dakota LTAP
Cliff is a Technical Assistance Provider for SD LTAP at South Dakota State University. Cliff spent 40 years with the SDDOT and worked in construction inspection, billboard/junkyard control, maintenance analyst, region traffic operations, and for the last 15 years of his career was the SDDOT Traffic & Safety Engineer retiring in 2009.
Trooper Brian Medeiros, Oklahoma State Patrol
Trooper Medeiros has been an Oklahoma State Trooper for 24 years, an OHP motorcycle officer for 18 years, and a Northwestern Univ. trained police motorcycle instructor for 14 years.