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LANDMARK MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING STUDY TO BEGIN FIELD RESEARCH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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Posted by: ksupinger, on 8/23/2007, in category "General MMA Meeting material"
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Abstract: MSF classes and saving your life.

LANDMARK MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING STUDY TO BEGIN FIELD RESEARCH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

IRVINE, Calif., March 14, 2007

Students who successfully complete the MSF Basic

- A milestone three-year study to determine the effectiveness of periodic involvement in a series of motorcycle rider education and training courses will begin field research soon, as the pilot testing phase of the study is set to begin March 23 at a new California Motorcyclist Safety Program rider training facility in Long Beach, Calif.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation entered a cooperative agreement to jointly fund this estimated $1.2 million research effort. The MSF is contributing 60 percent of the total funding for the research, officially titled “The Longitudinal Study to Improve Crash Avoidance Skills.” The crashavoidance skills of motorcyclists who have taken a series of MSF
RiderCoursesSM will be evaluated over a three-year period. The new Discovery Rider Training Center in Long Beach will provide training for all riders in the study. Students in the study will first complete the MSF Basic RiderCourse, which is the learn-to ride course.RiderCourse will be offered, via random sampling, three additional training opportunities at periodic intervals throughout the study.


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