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Tips from Jude - Motor Pro Training

Jude is with Motor Pro Training. He has over 40 years riding experience and motorcycles are his primary mode of transportation. He offers courses at his clinic and they are currently the only licensed provider for the Total Control Intermediate and Advanced Riding Clinic in Texas!

He has graciously offered to share with all of us motorcycle enthusiasts his tips and techniques that will keep us safe out there on the road. Click here to read his articles.

Ride Safe in Texas

Share the Road
The Ride Safe in Texas Group has worked to expand installation of Share the Road decals on 'Watch for Ice on Bridge' signs. TXDOT will install these decals, but only on request from riders.
US Defenders & COIR attend and support proclamation meetings and Share the Road presentations help to support getting the word out about safety and awareness to Mayors, Council members and residents in each community. Additionally, the group meets to gain support from the
Governor and many State Representatives and County Judges, to assist us in a larger knowledge base on bills and ordinances that the community hopes to influence.
Motorcycle Safety & Awareness is also a common goal for TMRA, TMRA2 & ABATE. Each year local chapters join forces with us during the proclamations campaign.
Working together, Texas riders are making highways safer for us all. Fore more information on the Ride Safe in Texas Program, you can visit the Ride Safe in Texas Website for more information. You may also contact:
Butterfly, Safety & Awareness Coordinator for the TCOC&I, DFW Region

Helpful Resources

Motorcycle Tire Guide

Never underestimate the importance of having good, properly inflated tires on your motorcycle. The small contact patches provided by the front and rear tires are the motorcycle's only source of traction. Deterioration of your tires' condition can jeopardize this contact patch and bring a good ride to a quick end.

Safe riding depends on selecting the right tires, inspecting and maintaining them, and replacing them as necessary.

Download the Motorcycle Industry Council's Tire Guide for more information.

Motorcycle Riding Tips

Riding a motorcycle properly is a skill you can learn. It's not something you are born with, like having red hair or blue eyes. It takes thinking and practice to ride one well. Unfortunately, many riders never learn the critical skills to ride safely and enjoy the sport to its fullest.

Read more from the Motorcycle Saftey Foundation's Riding Tips.

3-Wheeler Riding Tips

The best thing you can do is take a RiderCourseSM. Beginning riders can take the 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

The courses cover topics such as:

effective turning techniques

protective gear

traffic strategies

special riding situations

effective braking techniques

evasive maneuvers

Read more from the Motorcycle Saftey Foundation's Riding Tips.

Read more from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.® MSF is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive, research-based, Rider Education and Training System (MSF RETS). RETS curricula promotes lifelong-learning for motorcyclists and continuous professional development for certified RiderCoaches and other trainers. MSF also actively participates in government relations, safety research, public awareness campaigns and the provision of technical assistance to state training and licensing programs. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha.