Roger Good is filling this position and we know he is going to do a good job of it.   



The Motorist Awareness Team


GWRRA's Motorist Awareness Division (MAD) and its Ride Aware! Campaign seeks to reduce the number of crashes and near-misses occurring between motorcyclists and other highway users through a program of awareness education for motorcyclists and motorists.


The Motorist Awareness (MA) program will be conducted by Motorist Awareness Division coordinators and liaisons, spreading the gospel of Motorist Awareness through public speaking, distribution of printed materials, and by being highly visible at events and rallies worldwide.  Specifically, coordinators and liaisons will:


               Distribute brochures to relatives, co-workers, and friends.

               Leave handouts and materials with retailers, waitresses, banks, doctors and others on an ongoing basis.

               Encourage motorcycle organizations to hold Motorist Awareness Bike Shows.

               Distribute MA documentation and information at shopping centers, auto parts and grocery stores, et al.

               Speak on MA at high schools, community clubs, such as Elk's Club, Lion's Club, Masons and other social groups with motorists and/or motorcyclists in attendance.


“You will never score a touchdown sitting on the bench!”


Join US.  Be M.A.D.






Here are some safety tips from share the road program:

Among all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on theroad.  Because motorcycles do not have seat belts, you can be thrown offyour seat in a crash, which can result in serious injury or even death. Imagine your chance for survival if a truck strikes you, or if you strike it.

Hitting a truck is like hitting a steel wall. However, your chance for survival will be increased if you wear a helmet and follow the safety tips below when riding your motorcycle.




Never hang out in a truck's blind spot or "No-Zone." Trucks have large No-Zones on both sides, the front and behind the truck. Truck drivers cannot see you when you ride in these blind spots, which allows for a greater chance of a crash. The front blind spot is particularly dangerous if you need to stop quickly. Because of their light weight and braking system, motorcycles can stop much faster than trucks. A truck may not be able to stop as quickly as you do, so you need to take special precautions to avoid crashes before they happen.


Make sure to always wear a helmet. Beware of helmets that do not meet U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. Check for the DOT label inside your helmet. Helmets are the most important piece of equipment you can wear when riding your motorcycle. A helmet could be your only source of protection in a serious crash. 


Motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road. Unfortunately they provide virtually no protection in a crash. Other drivers may not see you on your motorcycle, so you must be aware of everything on the road.

Be extra cautious, paying attention to the signals and brake lights of other vehicles, especially trucks. However, you still need to be prepared in the event their signals or lights don't work. Ride with caution and drive defensively. Even though your motorcycle may be small, you must adhere to the laws of the road. Never ride in between

lanes in traffic or share a lane with another vehicle. Don't instigate aggressive driving with other motorists; you will only increase your chance of a crash. 



Conduct a safety inspection of your motorcycle before each ride, and wear protective clothing including gloves, boots and a jacket. Proper maintenance and protective clothing will help reduce your chance of an

crash or the severity of injury if you are involved in a crash, especially with a large truck or bus.



Of all vehicles, motorcycles accelerate the fastest, while trucks and buses are the slowest. Please watch your speed around trucks, especially in bad weather or at night. Colliding with the back of a truck will end your riding days.Remember to always share the road.


*Marvin & Mary, fomer MAD officers. Thanks guys for all you did.