Motorcycle operator manual (Atlanta, Ga.)

Collection:
Georgia Government Publications
Title:
Motorcycle operator manual (Atlanta, Ga.)
Motorcycle operator manual, Georgia
Georgia motorcycle operator manual
Creator:
Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program
Contributor to Resource:
National Public Services Research Institute (U.S.)
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Publisher:
Atlanta, Ga. : Georgia Dept. of Public Safety, Motorcycle Safety Program, 1994
Date of Original:
1994
Subject:
Motorcycling--Georgia--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
state government records
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Based on a manual developed by the National Public Services Research Institute under contract to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in cooperation with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Title from cover
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:dlg_ggpd_y-ga-bs200-b-ps1-bm6-b1994
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ggpd_y-ga-bs200-b-ps1-bm6-b1994
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
University of Georgia. Map and Government Information Library
Rights:
Rights Statement information

PREPARING TD RIDE ............................................. P WEARTHERIGHTGEAR .........................................1 TheHelmet ..................................................1
Helmetuse ...................................................1 Helmetselection ..............................................2 Eye a n d Face Protection .......................................2 Clothing .....................................................3 CHECK THE MOTORCYCLE .......................................3 GET FAMILLAR WITH THE MOTORCYCLE .........................4

CONTROL FOR SAFETY ........................................... 6 BODYPOSITION ................................................6 TURNING .......................................................6
BRAKING .......................................................8
SHIFTINGGEARS ................................................ 8 Downshifting .................................................8
ShiftingforaTum ............................................8

SEEANDBESEEN ................................................. 9 CLOrHING ......................................................9
HEADLIGHT ....................................................9 SIGNALS ........................................................9
Turnsignals ..................................................9 BrakeLight .................................................10 POSITION FOR BEING SEEN ..................................... 10 Stay Out of Blind Spots ....................................... 11 Let t h e Driver Ahead See You ................................. 12 Help Drivers at Intersections See You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 HORN .........................................................13
SCAN. IDENTIm PREDIC'I; DECIDE. EXECUTE. (SIPDE) ............ 14 USINGYOURMIRRORS ..........................................16
HEADCHECKS .................................................16 POSITIONTOSEE ..............................................17

KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE ....................................... 19
DISTANCEINFRONT ...........................................19 DISTANCETOTHESIDE ........................................19
Passing Vehicles .............................................19 CarsatIntersections .........................................20
Parked Cars .................................................21 Lane Sharers ................................................21
MergingCars ................................................22 CarsAlongside ..............................................22
DISTANCEBEHIND .............................................22

HANDLING DANGEROUS SURFACES ...................
SLIPPERY SURFACES ................................

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Handling Slippery Surfaces ...................................23

Very Slippery Surfaces ........................................24

UNEVEN SURFACES AND OBSTACLES ............................24

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RAILROADTRACKS .............................................25 GROOVESANDGRATINGS .......................................26
RIDING AT NIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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DEALING WITH EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

QUICKSTOPS ..................................................28

EVASIVEMANEUVERS ...........................................28

MECHANICAL PROBLEMS .......................................29

TireFailure .................................................29

StuckThrottle ...............................................29

Wobble ......................................................30

Chain Problems ..............................................30

Engineseizure ..............................................30

GETTINGOFTTHEROAD .......................................31

CXHEREMERGENCIES ..........................................31

Flying Objects ...............................................31

Animals .....................................................31

CARRYING PASSENGERS A N D CARGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
PASSENGERS ...................................................32 Equipment .................................................. 32 Instructing Passengers ....................................... 32 Riding with Passengers .......................................33
CARRYING LOADS ..............................................33

GROUP RIDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
KEEP THE GROUP SMALL .......................................34 KEEP THE GROUP TOGETHER ..................................34
KEEPYOURDISTANCE ..........................................34

BEING IN SHAPE TO RIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

WHY THIS INFORhUTION IS I M P O m N T ........................ 36

ALCOHOLINTHEBODY ........................................36

Blood Alcohol Concentration .................................36

What Determines BAC ........................................37

ALCOHOLANDTHELAW .......................................37

Consequences of Conviction ..................................38

T h e Laws in Your State .......................................38

..... ALCOHOL AND (JTHER DRUGS IN MOTORCYCLE OPERATION

38

MINIMIZING THE RISKS ........................................38

Controlling Drinking ........................................39

Controlling Riding ........................................... 39

STEPPING IN T O PROTECT FRIENDS ............................39

FATIGUE .......................................................40

YOURMOTORCYCLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 THERIGHTEQUIPMENT .......................................41
MOTORCYCLECARE ............................................41

EARNING YOUR LICENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3
KNOWLEDGETEST ............................................. 43 ON-CYCLETEST ................................................ 44

SIGNS. SIGNALS. & MARKINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

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