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2017 Summit Presentations

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

SMSA Newcomer's Meeting (for all new SMSA members and attendees)
Moderated by: Ray Pierce (MO), Vice Chairperson, SMSA Executive Committee

Presentation

National Summit Opening General Session - The Next Generation in Motorcycle Safety
Presided by: Sunshine Beer (ID), Chairperson, SMSA Executive Committee

 

General Session - Advancing Rider Education and Training Through Research and Contemporary Practices
Moderated by: Paul Graves (VT) Secretary, SMSA Executive Committee

Update on MSF's 100 Naturalistic Study of Motorcyclist
Tim Buche, President & CEO, Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Presentation

MSF's Rider Education & Training Systems
Ray Ochs, Ph.D., Vice President of Training Systems, Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Presentation

General Session - What You Should Know About Motorcycle Vehicle Technologies
and How to Educate and Train Riders to Best Utilize Them

Moderated by: Chuck Stiteler (OH), Central Region Representative, SMSA Executive Committee
Brad Heiler, Sales Manager, Bosch
Dane Pitarresi, President, SKIDCAR SYSTEM, INC.

 

Tracks 1 & 2 Administration and Rider Education and Training Sessions Concurrent Session - FHWA's Crash Causation Study
Moderated by: Larry Starkey (CA), Western Region Representative, SMSA Executive Committee

Overview of the FHWA Crash Causation Study Final Report
Carol Tan, Ph.D., Federal Highway Administration

Presentation


Practical Guidelines for Utilizing the FHWA Crash Causation Study to Improve Motorcycle Programs
Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida

Presentation

 

Tracks 2 & 3 - Rider Education and Training and Instructor Training Sessions
(Instructors/Trainers) Joint Session - Ongoing Training for Experienced Riders - Riding in the Zone

Moderated by: Roberta Carlson, Total Control Training, Inc. and Supporting Member Representative, SMSA Executive Committee

North Carolina's Office of Highway Safety – Bike Safe Program
Craig Moss, North Carolina Office of Highway Safety
William C. Zerby, New Bern Police Department

Presentation

On-Street Rider Training Tours - The Benefits and Challenges and
The Benefits of Track Training for the Non-Sportbike Riders
Ken Condon, Author and Owner, Riding in the ZONE - Advanced Motorcyclist Training

Presentation

SMSA Individual Member Meeting and Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Jay Jackson, SMSA Individual Member Representative

 

 

Friday , September 29, 2017

Track 1 - Administration Sessions
Concurrent Session - New York's Motorcycle Safety Initiatives

Moderated by: Bruce Biondo (VA), Ex-Officio, SMSA Executive Committee Presenters:


Depicting the True Problem and Challenges in New York's Comprehensive Approach to Address and Improve Motorcycle Safety
An Overview of New York's Motorcycle Safety and Enforcement Training Program for Law Enforcement

Dominick Macherone, GTSC Law Enforcement Liaison, New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.
James Cleary, Sergeant, New York State Police
Jason DePaulo, Traffic Safety Investigator, Town of Colonie Police Department, New York

 

Tracks 2 & 3 - Rider Education and Training and Instructor Training Sessions
(Instructors/Trainers) Joint Session - Rider Education and Ongoing Training

Moderated by: Jay Jackson, SMSA Individual Member Representative

Moving Instructor-Student Relationships to Mentor-Mentee Relationships after the BRC
Siwon Jang, Ph.D., Research Faculty, University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research
Steven Zarbatany, President, Management Systems, Inc.

How We Talk Matters: Tips for Successful Communication in Rider Training (what to do, what not to do and why)
Stacey "Ax" Axmaker, President of Be Crash Free, LLC and Motorcycle Safety Systems, LLC

Presentation

Track 1 - Administration Sessions
Concurrent Session - National Transportation Safety Board Investigative Standpoint of Motorcycle Crashes

Moderated by: Larry Starkey (CA), Western Region Representative, SMSA Executive Committee
Eric Strickland, Transportation Safety Specialist, NTSB
Michael S. Fox, Highway Accident Investigator, NTSB

Presentation

 

Track 2 - Rider Education and Training Sessions
Concurrent Session - Rider Training Reciprocity and Reducing the Cost of Courses

Moderated by: Brett Robinson, Executive Director, SMSA

A New Approach for Rider Education and Training Reciprocity
Mark East, South Dakota Safety Council
Brett Robinson, Executive Director, SMSA

Presentation

The Cost of Rider Education and Training - Reducing Costs for Providers
David M. Beyer, Coordinator, Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation

Track 3 - Instructor Training Sessions (Instructors/Trainers)
Concurrent Session - Enhancing Rider Skills

Moderated by: Chad Teachout (MI), Member-at-Large, SMSA Executive Committee

U-Haul's Safe Trailering Campaign and Safe Trailer Training Module
Marco Garcia, Director of Engineering Services, U-Haul International
Mike Mikhailov, Engineer, U-Haul International

Presentation

Keeping Skills Current - Continued Rider Education for Experienced Riders
Bob Berry, Director of Rider Education, Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Chuck Geggie, Director of Rider Course Program, Gold Wing Road Riders Association

Presentation

 

Track 1 - Administration Sessions
Concurrent Session - Public Awareness and Data Collection for Problem Identification

Moderated by: Bruce Biondo (VA), Ex-Officio, SMSA Executive Committee

Safe2Sturgis Campaign - NHTSA Region 8's Public Information Campaign for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Gina Espinosa-Salcedo, Region 8 Administrator, NHTSA
Laura Sonderup, Managing Director, Heinrich Hispanidad

Presentation

An Inside look at Virginia's Traffic Records Electronic Data System (TREDS) and How it is Used for Problem Identification
Angelisa Jennings, Deputy Director, Virginia Highway Safety Office

Presentation

 

Track 2 - Rider Education and Training Sessions
Concurrent Session - Panel Discussion - A Fresh Look at Quality Assurance

Moderated by: Shawn Purl, Training Manager, Idaho STAR Program
Panel Members :
Shawn Purl, Training Manager, Idaho STAR Program
Michael Davis, Project Manager, Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Aria Minu-Sepehr, Director TEAM OREGON

 

Track 3 - Instructor Training Sessions (Instructors/Trainers)
Concurrent Session - Instructor Development Techniques

Moderated by: Chad Teachout (MI), Member-at-Large, SMSA Executive Committee

"You Don't Know Diddly-Squat!" - Answering Questions, Overcoming Objections and Handling Hostile Participants
Dan Petterson, President & CEO, SMARTER

Presentation

 

Track 1 - Administration Sessions
Concurrent Session - Motorcycle Operator Licensing

Moderated by: Larry Starkey (CA), Western Region Representative, SMSA Executive Committee

Panel Discussion - Cracking the Unlicensed Motorcyclist Population
Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., Program Director, University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research
Chad Teachout, Program Coordinator, Michigan Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation

Ontario's Class M1 and M2 Licensing and Skills Testing Processes
Dianne Hultay, Team Lead, Driver Programs Office, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Presentation

 

Tracks 2 & 3 - Rider Education and Training and Instructor Training Sessions (Instructors/Trainers)
Joint Session - Quality Assurance for Instructors

Moderated by: Chuck Stiteler (OH), Central Region Representative, SMSA Executive Committee

From Discussion to Production: Getting Team Buy-In to the Quality Assurance Process
Michael Davis, Project Manager, Motorcycle Safety Foundation

 

SMSA Supporting Member Meeting and Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Roberta Carlson, Total Control Training, Inc. and Supporting Member Representative, SMSA Executive Committee


Saturday, September 30, 2017

General Session - Rider Education and Training Roundtable
Moderated by: Ray Pierce (MO), Vice Chairperson, SMSA
Potential topics include:
Recruiting and Retaining Instructors
Ongoing Instructor Development
Ongoing Training and Engagement for Experienced Riders

 

Track 1 - Administration Sessions
Concurrent Session - Examining Motorcyclist Crashes, Laws and Regulations

Moderated by: Kyle McCarty, Idaho STAR Program

Why Motorcyclists Crash - Examining Statistics, Licensing, Laws, Regulations and Solutions for Curriculum Providers
Scott Mochinski, Program Coordinator, Harper College Motorcycle Safety Program

Presentation

Empowering Motorcycle Safety Professionals to Make Informed Choices Using Scientifically Developed Data Sets to Measure the Danger
Hector Eide, National Motorcycle Institute

Presentation

 

Track 2 - Rider Education and Training Sessions
Concurrent Session - Rider Education and Training State Administrators' Roundtable

Moderated by: Ray Pierce (MO), Vice Chairperson, SMSA
Potential topics include:
Training Motorcycles and Range Maintenance
Challenges of the Buy America Act
Open Discussion of Participant's Topics

 

Track 3 - Instructor Training Sessions (Instructors/Trainers)
Concurrent Session - How to Reach the Different Generations in the Training Process

Moderated by: Roberta Carlson, Total Control Training, Inc. and Supporting Member Representative, SMSA Executive Committee
Shawn Purl, Training Manager, Idaho STAR Program

 

Track 1 - Administration Sessions
The Evolution of Motorcycle Safety and Rider Education and Training

Moderated by: Brett Robinson, Executive Director, SMSA

Virtual Reality as a Medium for Hazard Perception/Situational Awareness Training to Address Crash Causation Factors
Terry Smith, Ph.D., Technical Director, Dynamic Research, Inc.

Presentation

Motorcycle Crashes Potentially Preventable by Passenger Vehicle Crash Avoidance Technology
Eric Teoh, Senior Statistician, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Presentation

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Technology and Motorcycles - The Implications for Motorcycling and Motorcycle Safety
Terry Smith, Ph.D., Technical Director, Dynamic Research, Inc.

Presentation

 

Tracks 2 & 3 - Rider Education and Training Sessions and Instructor Training Sessions (Instructors/Trainers)
Joint Session- Beyond Basic Motorcycle Rider Education and Training

Moderated by: Bruce Biondo (VA), Ex-Officio, SMSA Executive Committee

Can-am® Spyder Licensing Program
Stéphane Bertrand, Regional Business Manager, BRP
Chris Newton, Director, Spyder Retail Division, BRP

Presentation

Closing Session - Creating a Culture of Safety
Presided by: Sunshine Beer (ID), Chairperson, SMSA Executive Committee

Creating a Culture of Safety: From Education to Licensing to Lifelong Learning
Lee Parks, President and Owner, Total Control Training, Inc.
Roberta Carlson, Total Control Training, Inc., CMSP Program Manager

Presentation

SMSA 2018 Training Summit - Sacramento, California
Larry Starkey, California Motorcycle Safety Program, California Highway Patrol, 2018 SMSA Training Summit Host
Roberta Carlson, Total Control Training, Inc., CMSP Program Manager

Closing Remarks, Recap of the SMSA 2017 Training Summit and Introduction of the 2017 - 2018 SMSA Executive Committee
Sunshine Beer (ID), Chairperson, SMSA Executive Committee