SAFETY AWARENESS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
our method is simple
give the riders what they really need
here is some of what teach:
TO BE A
Many are drawn to motorcycling by their friends, or videos and pictures they see on the Internet and TV. Sport bikes especially, have become a culture to some. Our awareness events are designed to teach aspiring bikers some of the realities of motorcycling. For some, discovering these factors leads them to reconsider an impulse purchase on a bike. And as far as some institutions go, filtering people out who aren't ready to commit the time and resources needed helps reduce incidents. Some of these realities often overlooked by first time buyers are:
BUY THIER FIRST BIKE
On key part of motorcycle safety awareness is to get riders hands on BEFORE they purchase their first machine. By having an engaging "never ever" clinic with seasoned pro instructors, students learn quickly that there is a lot more to motorcycling than they originally thought. The benefit of getting them early, is that they are far more likely to buy a motorcycle that suits their ability. Left to their own devices, many first timers buy a machine that is WAY too much for them. Not only is this dangerous, but having too much machine actually makes it harder to improve.
Motorcyclists want to be proficient. No one starts out wanting to be a bad rider. So we give them the opportunity to tap into the experience and expertise of some of the countries best riding and teaching talent to help them learn. Students soon find out that this is an ongoing process and all respected bikers strive to improve through their whole careers. Developing this desire to learn and improve has the additional benefit of creating safer riders.
Motorcycles are high performance machines. With power to weight ratios that rival the most elite race cars, they are an almost irresistible temptation to the youth and less risk averse crowd. There ARE places where this performance can be explored, and that is NEVER the street. By taking riders to controlled venues such as race tracks, closed runways, or into the dirt, we teach them where it is appropriate to performance ride. And as most established schools will tell you, once they experience this, they quickly lose any desire to push thier machines on the streets.
IF YOU WANT
THEM TO LISTEN
THEY LOOK UP TO
Whether it is awareness or advanced training, we have found motorcyclists listen to those they respect and look up to. Who better to train bikers still learning than some of the most respected pro's and instructors in the business. This is especially true when training risk takers; they typically will only listen to someone who is CLEARLY a much better rider than they are. For our awareness programs, be that movies, PSAs or live events, we draw upon some of the countries best riders to act as spokespeople for responsible riding. In our training events, we ensure our instructors are not only good instructors, but excellent riders as well.
IT IS A PATH
NOT A DESTINATION
We often here the phrase, it's not the destination, but the journey. Nothing could be more accurate in a motorcyclists career. Motorcycling is easy to learn and hard to master. Our program emphasizes continuing education; much like aviation or medicine. In our awareness programs we get riders started knowing the path ahead of them is both challenging and rewarding. In our advanced programs we use a tiered system that allows riders to learn skills they are ready for, and to progress at their own pace. Since we use some of the country's best instructor talent, students never outgrow our programs.
for institutions, a dedicated program will lower mishaps
OF A MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM
By implementing a consistent motorcycle safety program, institutions such as the military can significantly reduce mishap rates and improve readiness. The Marine Corps Semper Ride program has contributed to a 50% decline in motorcycle fatalities based on the peak year of 2008 when 25 Marines lost thier lives in off duty motorcycle accidents.
Many organizations rely on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation basic rider courses as the first step in risk mitigation. Our programs compliment and extend the MSF products before and after their basic training.
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COMPLIMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS EXISTING PROGRAMS SUCH AS MSF
The diagram above illustrates our general approach approach to a motorcycle safety program.
Getting riders started off on the right foot is key to a successful safety program. We have a number of tools to help new and existing riders learn more about responsible motorcycling from films, to PSAs, to live events (which can be connected to scheduled safety stand-downs).
Our goal is to get new riders to really think if the sport is right for them, and what is involved. We also want to reinforce the need for existing riders to continue on their training path.
While Tilton Group does coordinate "never ever" classes for first timers, we try to compliment and supplement the basic training provided through the widely distributed Motorcycle Safety Foundation program.
That said, we are working with some clients to strengthen basic training to better meet the needs of specific user groups.
Tilton Safety Group also coordinates "Dirt Day" events that typically provide a better start for people to learn motorcycling.
Advanced training picks up where MSF leaves off. By challenging riders in controlled venues such as race tracks, closed runways, or dirt bike venues, we can teach skills in a low consequence environment. These skills batter able riders to meet challenges they will face on the street.
An added benefit to training in these controlled venues is riders get to see where and when performance riding is appropriate. In fact, many riders reserve their performance riding exclusively to the venues once they have experienced how much safer and rewarding it is.
always look at, the big picture
Below is a detailed mind map of our critical thinking used to develop strategies to mitigate Marine motorcycle mishap rates. Tilton Safety Group looks at all aspects from culture to training in developing and implementing it's training and awareness programs.
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