The Minnesota Washout
year in May, riders and their families pitch in to raise awareness of
motorcycle safety. At rest areas and gas stations across the state,
motorcyclists wash windshields and ask car drivers to Start Seeing
This is a
revamped design of the old yellow-and-black favorite, so jazz up
your second-favorite form of transportation with one of these. To
request a free sticker, Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Bumper
Sticker, Motorcycle Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety,
444 Cedar St, Ste 155, St. Paul, MN,
With different cover options, these brochures focus
on why it is important to be aware of motorcycles, why
drivers don't see motorcyclists, what situations crashes
are most likely to occur in and what drivers can do to
become more aware.
Tips for Motorcycle Riders.. .Tips for Drivers
California Motorcyclist Safety Program
This brochure targets both motorcyclists and other
drivers with tips on how to share the road safely. Tips
turning, seeing and being seen, road hazards,
signaling, passing, intersections and helmet use.
Cruisin' Without Brusin'
This brochure explains safe riding practices for motorcycle riders. It
includes discussions about proper licensing, practice in operating the
motorcycle, making sure that the motorcycle is safe, wearing the proper
protection, riding responsibly, and being drug and alcohol-free.
(June 1994, DOT HS 808 096, Item #6P0011)
Before Your Child Gets On A Motorcycle
This brochure gives parents information on steps they can take to ensure
their children are motorcycling safely. In addition to general safety
information on operating a motorcycle, the brochure provides specifics about
licensing regulations, rider education courses, and precautions to take when
the child is a passenger.
(June 1994, DOT HS 808 100, Item #6P0009)
This booklet points out the risks involved in motorcycling. It provides
safety tips and discusses protective clothing, defensive driving, inspection
and maintenance, and proper reaction to hazardous conditions -- all of which
have an impact of motorcycle safety on our streets and highways.
(October 1999, DOT HS 807 709, Item #6P0039)
Don't Get Towed
This brochure discusses the problem of unlicensed motorcycle riders, the
penalties for not being licensed, how to obtain a license, and the risks of
(April 1994, DOT HS 808 098, Item #6P0006)
Straight Down The Road
This brochure discusses the social, legal and personal consequences of being
arrested while riding your motorcycle impaired.
(1997, DOT HS 808 442, Item #6P0089)
Increasing Motorcycle Awareness This one-page, two-sided publication is geared toward drivers and riders
alike. One side provides advice to riders and the other provides advice to
drivers concerning motorcycle awareness. Issues such as motorcycle driving
patterns, blind spots, hazardous road conditions for both riders and
drivers, and what actions they can take (together), to be safer on the road
are discussed. Contact organizations and phone numbers are provided for more
(December 1998, DOT HS 808 812, Item #6P0138)
Ride Straight Because the Road Isn't
This poster, geared towards the general public and young driver, depicts the
dangers of riding while impaired, illustrated as traveling around a sharp
curve. Full color, 17" X 22".
(1994, DOT HS 808 097, Item #6P0017)
Get Ready to Roll
This poster depicts the protective gear needed to provide optimum protection
while riding a motorcycle and is geared towards the general public and youth
driver. Full color, 17" X 22".
(1995, DOT HS 808 445, Item #6P0015)
Riding the Highway vs. Riding the High
Way. Don't Drink and Ride
This poster depicts two scenes; a motorcyclist riding down the highway, and
the same impaired motorcyclist being handcuffed as his motorcycle is
impounded. The general public and young driver are the targeted audience.
(1996, DOT HS 808 445, Item #6P0087)
Some great reference material website links for motorcycle safety
slogans, posters, stickers, brochures, and general information, etc.:
Motorcycle hand signals are important
for all riders to know and understand but especially when riding in a
group. (When riding in a group the signals should be relayed back
through the group.)
With your right or left arm extended, move your index finger
in a circular motion.
TURN Raise your left arm horizontal
with your elbow fully extended.
Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow bent 90
LEFT Extend your left arm at a 45
degree angle and point towards the hazard.
RIGHT A Extend your right arm at a 45
degree angle and point towards the hazard.
RIGHT B Extend your left arm upward at a
45 degree angle with your elbow bent to 90 degrees and point
towards the hazard over your helmet.
UP Raise your left arm up and down
with your index finger extended upward. This indicates the
leader wants to speed up.
DOWN Extend your left arm at a 45
degree angle and move your hand up and down.
STOP Extend your left arm at a 45
degree angle with the palm of your hand facing rearward.
Position your left hand over your helmet with your fingers
extended upward. This indicates the leader wants the group
in a single file formation. Usually this is done for safety
or SIDE-BY-SIDE FORMATION Extend your left arm upward at a
45 degree angle with your index and pinkie finger extended.
This indicate that it is safe to return to staggered
UP Raise your left arm and repeatedly
move up and down in a pulling motion. This indicates the
leader wants the group to close ranks.
Extend your left arm straight out with your elbow bent 90
degrees. Carefully extend your middle finger to clearly
demonstrate your dissatisfaction with the other guy. NOTE:
It is not recommended you do this when you are alone.
And one more not shown.... four fingers waved
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