Today's Tip of the Day:
Make yourself visible in traffic. Ride as if you are invisible.
About Dr. Ray's Tip of the Day
Hello, I’m Dr. Ray Ochs, the director of training systems for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. If you’ve taken a rider education course in the United States, chances are that your class used the MSF curriculum, which is based on decades of research, study and practical experience. The MSF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rider training, education and improving rider safety.
We at the MSF, along with over 9,500 MSF-Certified RiderCoaches nationwide, strive to give the best instruction available, and our web site at msf-usa.org will give you lots of information about the foundation, practical exercises, videos that show what our RiderCourses look like, the various training curricula offered, and how to sign up for a class that’s right for you.
For more in-depth reading about safety, you can look into “The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Guide to Motorcycling Excellence,” a comprehensive, soft-cover how-to manual for new motorcyclists who want to increase their knowledge, and for experienced riders who want to sharpen their existing skills.
My “Tips of the Day” will offer you quick tips, tactics and techniques that you can combine with the essential safety precautions that you already should take on every ride. I’ll also give you suggestions on rider comfort, because if you’re not comfortable on the bike, you’ll be distracted from what you need to be doing.
I hope you will sign up to receive my daily tips. Because when it comes to motorcycling, it’s good to be a lifelong learner. As we say here at the MSF, the more you know the better it gets.