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Chesterfield, South Carolina
FRIENDS FOR FUN, SAFETY, AND KNOWLEDGE
The GWRRA Rider Education Program (REP) is intended to make the motorcycle riding environment safer by reducing injuries and fatalities and increasing motorcyclist skills and awareness. The REP does not propose to have all the answers.
However, our close-working relationship with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), as well as additional GWRRA programs and studies, has provided a wealth of information for use in establishing a comprehensive Rider Education Program.
Through Commitment, Education and Application, we can reduce our accident rate significantly.
Listed below are several benefits of a fully implemented GWRRA Rider Education Program at the District and Chapter level:
∑ Increased rider knowledge
∑ Increased rider safety skills
∑ Prevention of accidents
∑ Reduced injuries
∑ Reduced fatalities
∑ Improved general public image of motorcyclists
∑ Enhanced enjoyment of motorcycle riding
∑ Enhanced motorcycle safety through Motorist Awareness public presentations
Both the motorcycle and motorist community are already realizing many positive benefits from the GWRRA Rider Education Program. Through the efforts of the Rider Education Officers and volunteers throughout the world, we will reach our goal of establishing the safest motorcycle environment possible.
GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION
The Motorist Awareness Division and Rider Education Program, through a Team effort, are committed to a goal of establishing the safest motorcycling environment possible. While Rider Education trains and educates motorcycle riders, the Motorist Awareness Division (MAD) will focus on educating the motorist community. Our primary goal in motorist awareness will be to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes with other highway users, a reduction in the loss of life, and a reduction in injuries.
A New Era in Motorist Awareness - A Simple Plan ...
The Motorist Awareness Division of GWRRA, through a "Share the Road" campaign will pursue three aspects of motorist awareness. Each of these three are supportive of each other:
∑ Awareness Education - Providing motorists with First Class, professional education through our certified seminar presentations. Our presentations will be developed for a multitude of audiences, educating them to a better understanding of motorcyclists, the risks involved, a heightened awareness of motorcycle presence and what they as motorists can do in the prevention of crashes.
∑ "Drive Aware!"
∑ Awareness Advertisement - Serves as a reminder to motorists that they share the road with motorcycles. Reinforced reminder to the education aspect.
∑ Public Relations - Interaction with the motoring public has the ability to reflect highly on GWRRA and to mold public opinion on how they view motorcyclists.
Our goal in this area is to build a rapport with motorists and leave them with a feeling that motorcyclists are real people who could be their friend, neighbor, or even a relative.