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Test your visual perception skills with the Road Sign Test and the Collision Traps Test. In both tests, an image is flashed for a split second followed by a multiple-choice question about the image. The tests not only help you identify common road signs and typical traffic collision traps, but also demonstrate how quickly your eyes and mind can work together.

Test yourself with this 48-question quiz on the basics of motorcycling. These questions were drawn from the Basic RiderCourse classroom session and handbook.

Safe riding is a skill of the eyes and mind as much as it is a skill of the hands and feet. It’s important that riders have well-developed perceptive skills. Having good perception means to “see and understand accurately.” Our eyes see but our mind interprets, and sometimes we can be fooled into perceiving something that’s not there or missing something that is; and that can be disastrous when evaluating risk factors in traffic. The MSF RiderCourse uses the strategy of Search, Evaluate, Execute (S.E.E.) to describe the decision-making process that should be used while riding. Our eyes do the searching and our brain does the evaluating. But do we perceive accurately?

Take a look at these visual workouts to discover how our eyes can sometimes trick us… Click to view.

Spinning Illusion

Dots Illusion

Spiral Illusion

Spinning Illusion

Mo­tion In­duced Blind­ness

October 16, 2013 (Special Presentation)

“The Evolution and Underpinnings of MSF’s Basic RiderCourse, a Learn-To-Ride Curriculum for Novices”

By

Raymond J. Ochs

October 16, 2013 (Session 1)

“Our Traffic Safety Paradigm: What is stopping us?”

By

Nicolas Ward

“E-call for power two wheeler (PWT) – System or Institution for the Future”

By

Matthias Mörbe

“Can Experienced Riders Benefit from an Autonomous Emergency Braking System?”

By

Giovanni Savino, Marco Pierini, Matteo Rizzi and Richard Frampton and Jason Thompson

“Incorporating ITS to Improve Motorcycle and Rider Safety into State Motorcycle Safety Plans”

By

Patricia Turner and Laura Higgins

“Texas Motorcycle Rider Survey, 2012”

By

Patricia Turner and Laura Higgins

Methodologies for Estimating Motorcycle VMT

By

Patricia Turner, Dan Middleton and Robert Scopatz

October 16, 2013 (Session 2)

“Visual Scanning of Motorcycle Riders: A Preliminary Look”

By

Terry Smith, Steve Garets, Jessica Cicchino and Tia Tucker

“Motorcycle Safety and Alcohol”

By

Nicholas Ward

October 17, 2013 (Session 1)

“Using Multiple Datasets to Identify and Evaluate Motorcycle Safety Issues”

By

Cynthia Burch and Timothy Kerns

“Injury Severity and Causation Factors of Motorcyclists in Traffic Accidents in Comparing Drivers of Motorcycle and All Kinds of Motorized Two-wheelers”

By

D. Otte, M. Jänsch, B.Wiese

“What Can We Learn From the Crashes of Learner Riders?”

By

Narelle Haworth

“Comparison of Moped, Scooter and Motorcycle Crashes: Implications for Rider Training and Education”

By

Ross Blackman and Narelle Haworth

“A preliminary look at safety critical events from the motorcyclists’ perspective”

By

Sherry Williams and Jim Heideman

October 17, 2013 (Session 2)

“A Description Of Motorcycle Crash Injuries And Helmet Use In A Sample Of Maryland Trauma Patients”

By

Timothy Kerns and Cynthia Burch

“Helmets and Neck Injuries in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes”

By

David Thom, James Ouellet, Terry Smith and Hugh Hurt, Jr.

“An Exploratory Analysis of Motorcyclist Apparel Using Naturalistic Riding Data”

By

Shane McLaughlin, Vicki Williams, and Sherry Williams

General Documents

“MAIDS:
In-Depth Investigation
of Motorcycle Accidents”

and

“Presenter Biographies”

Crash Causation

“Where are the Increases in Motorcycle Rider Fatalities?”

By

Umesh Shankar

“How the Timing of Motorcycle Accident Investigation Affects Sampling and Data Outcome”

By

James V. Ouellet

“Motorcycle Accidents – Case Studies and What to Learn From Them”

By

Horst Ecker

Rider Characteristics

“Contemporary Attitudes Toward Motorcycle Riding Safety and Riding Risk Factors – Part 1”

By

Robert J. Rowe

“Crashes of Older Australian Riders”

By

Narelle Haworth and Christine Mulvihill

“Development and Testing of Self-Assessment Tests for Increasing Motorcycle Safety for Aging Motor Cyclists”

By

David Chen and Shari McMahan

Braking & Posture

“Performance Evaluation for Various Braking Systems of Street Motorcycles”

By

Jean-Pierre Belmonte

“Task Analysis for Intensive Braking of a Motorcycle in a Straight Line”

By

Narelle Haworth and Christine Mulvihill

“A Three Dimensional Analysis of Riding Posture on Three Different Styles of Motorcycle”

By

Terry Smith, John Zellner and Nicholas M. Rogers

Braking & Conspicuity

“A Comparison of Stopping Distance Performance for Motorcycles Equipped with ABS, CBS and Conventional Hydraulic Brake Systems”

By

Donovan Green

“Motorcycle Conspicuity and the Effects of Motor Vehicle Fleet Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)”

By

Stephanie Binder, Michael Perel, John Pierowicz, Valerie Gawron, and Glenn Wilson

Rider Responses

“Rider Training and Collision Avoidance in Thailand and Los Angeles Motorcycle Crashes”

By

James V. Ouellet and Vira Kasantikul

“Do I Brake or Do I Swerve – Motorcyclist Crash Avoidance Maneuvering”

By

Karl F. Shuman, Stein E. Husher, Michael S. Varat, and Christopher D. Armstrong

“A Comparison of Hazard Perception and Responding in Car Drivers and Motorcyclists”

By

Narelle Haworth and Christine Mulvihill

Government & Other Strategic Initiatives

“Linking The Silos: Planning For Motorcycle Safety”

By

Liz de Rome

“Development of a Strategic Motorcycle Safety Program in Victoria, Australia”

By

Dale Andrea

“New Rider Training System in Norway”

By

Bjørn A. Lund

“IHIE Guidelines for Motorcycling – Improving safety through engineering and integration”

By

Anthony Sharp

“RETS History and Status”

By

Raymond J. Ochs

Community Rider Interaction

“CycleSafe: Taming the Road Safety Rally: Using Community Collaboration to Promote Motorcycle Safety”

By

JanMarie Lambert

“Motorcycle Rider Mentor Program A Low Tech, Targeted Approach to Reducing Motorcycle Accident Causal Factors”

By

Dick Garrett

“Group Work and Problem Based Learning in Experienced Rider Training”

By

Risto Kaivola and Antti Kortesuo

“Road Safety Resource for Motorcyclists Riding the Great Ocean Road”

By

Dale Andrea

Licensing

“Can Unlicensed Motorcycle Owners Be Persuaded to Obtain a License?”

By

Elisa Braver, Joseph Kufera, Karen Volpini, Melvin Alexander, John Joyce and Patricia Ellison-Potter

“Second-Tier Motorcycle Skills Testing: The Ontario Experience”

By

Don Redekop

Operational Aspects & Continual Improvement of Rider Training Programs

“Checking on Standards, A Canadian Perspective”

By

Raynald Marchand

“MSF Training Program Evaluation”

By

Sherry Williams & Cathy Rimm

“Competencies and Abilities of Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified RiderCoach Trainers”

By

Raymond J. Ochs

Protective Gear

“Comparison Tests of Motorcycle Helmets Qualified to International Standards”

By

David R. Thom

“Motorcycle Helmet Effect on a Per-Crash Basis in the Thailand and Hurt Studies”

By

James V. Ouellet and Vira Kasantikul

“Helmet Optimisation Based on Head-Helmet Modeling”

By

Willinger, Deck and Baumgartner

“Motorcycle Protective Clothing: Fashion or Function?”

By

Liz de Rome

Focus On Alcohol

“Contemporary Attitudes Toward Motorcycle Riding Safety and Riding Risk Factors – Part 2”

By

Robert J. Rowe

“Drinking, Riding, and Prevention: A Focus Group Study”

By

Les Becker, Scott McKnight, Valerie Nelkin, and Douglas Piper

“Riders Helping Riders: An Alcohol Peer Intervention Program for Motorcyclists”

By

Scott McKnight, Les Becker and Robert Hohn

“Methodology for Determining Motorcycle Operator Crash Risk and Alcohol Impairment”

By

Robert Voas, Scott McKnight, David Thom, Hugh Hurt Jr, John Zellner and Marvin Levy

“The Effect of Blood Alcohol Concentration on Motorcycle Crash Characteristics”

By

James Ouellet and Vira Kasantikul

Poster Presentations

“Fatal motorcycle accidents in Finland 1986 – 1995”

By

Risto Kaivola

“New Zealand Motorcyclists – A Statistical Dilemma”

By

Malcolm Kernot

“Motorcycle Related Bystander Assistance Training”

By

Vicki Roberts-Sanfelipo

“IMSC:
The Human Element”

“The Snell Memorial Foundation, Past and Present”

By

Edward Becker

“Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Motorcycle Crashes in Wisconsin, 1991-1997”

By

Wayne Bigelow

“Evaluation of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program”

By

John Billheimer

“Research in Support of a Motocycle Operator Licensing Campaign”

By

John Billheimer

“A Road Map for Police Motorcycle Training”

By

Earl Bolls

“The Edge: Reducing Rider Casualties by Raising Customer Expectations”

By

Nich Brown

“Evaluation of Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal in Arkansas and Texas”

By

Linda Cosgrove

“What Motorcycle Riders Themselves Do To Improve Motorcycle Safety”

By

Achilles Damen & John Chatterton-Ross

“Brake Reaction Times of Motorcycle Riders”

By

Horst Ecker

“Braking Deceleration of Motorcycle Riders”

By

Horst Ecker

“The Attitude of Generation X Toward Impaired Motorcycle Riding”

By

Julie Filatoff

“Using CODES Linked Data to Evaluate Motorcycle Crashes in Maine”

By

Karl Finison

“Rider/Motorcycle Interaction – A Human Approach to Motorcycle Safety”

By

Joachim Funke

“Quality Assurance – What Is It and How To Get It”

By

Steve Garets

“Intermediate Rider Training”

By

Steve Garets

“Evaluation of Rider Training Curriculum in Victoria, Austrailia”

By

Narelle Haworth

“Advanced Rider Training (ART)”

By

Steve Garets

“Alcohol in Motorcycle Crashes”

By

Narelle Haworth

“Evaluation of Rider Training Curriculum in Victoria, Austrailia”

By

Narelle Haworth

New Zealand Motorcyclists — A Statistical Dilemma
by
Malcolm Kernot

“A Motorcyclist’s Guide to Law Enforcement”

By

Michael Kuhn

“Contributory Factors in Motorcycle Accidents”

By

Sofia Marçal

“The Effects of Mandatory Rider Training and Licensing Incentives on Motorcycle Rider Training Enrolment – A Canadian Perspective”

By

Raynald Marchand and Colleen McKee

“Trends in the Motorcycle Crash Problem”

By

Daniel Mayhew and Herb Simpson

“How Do Motorcycle Helmets Affect Vision and Hearing”

By

Scott McKnight and James McKnight

“Autopsy Study of Motorcyclist Fatalities: The Effect of the 1992 Maryland Helmet Use Law”

By

Kimberly Mitchell, Joseph Kufera, Michael Ballesteros, John Smialek and Patricia Dischinger

“Selling Motorcycle Safety: Commercialism and Quality – Strange Partners”

By

Ken Morgan

“A Survey of Motorcyclists’ Braking Techniques”

By

Rudolf Mortimer

“A Study of Rider Posture and Controls”

By

Jeffrey Nickel

“Criteria for Program Evaluation in State Motorcycle Safety Programs: State Administrator Perspectives”

By

Raymond Ochs

“Safety Motivations of Motorcycle Riders”

By

Ulrich Schulz and Steffen Schabel

“Development of an On-Scene In-Depth Motorcycle Accident Investigation Research Program in Thailand Using the Hurt Study as a Model”

By

Terry Smith

“Impaired Motorcycle Riding: What Motorcyclists Think About Alcohol and Motorcycling”

By

Joey Syner and Maria Vegega

“The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Association (FEMA): Final Report of the Motorcyclists & Crash Barriers Project”

By

Eric Thiollier

“Modernization of the DOT Motorcycle Helmet Standard”

By

David Thom

“The Motorcycle-Alcohol Crash Problem in Florida: Identification of Characteristics and Countermeasures”

By

Patricia Turner

(Paper)

 

“Helmet Use By Motorcyclists: Florida Observational Survey Results”

By

Patricia Turner

(Paper)

 

 

“Updated Review of Crash Data Elements for Motorcycles”

By

Gary Winn and Mike Carr