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Is it possible to earn a doctorate in motorcycling?

Of course, just ask Valentino Rossi, but seriously, a safety minded rider named Ginger Bucher is doing her dissertation on women’s motorcycling as a doctoral candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Administration and Leadership Studies PhD Program.


Ginger is collecting data from willing women volunteers for this dissertation, and female passengers and female motorcyclists are welcome to be part of her study.

She is putting the word out to participate in a research study about women motorcyclists.

“The purpose of this study is to understand experiences and perspectives of women motorcycle passengers,” says her Web site. “The focus group is intended to be interesting and informative as well as beneficial to the sport of motorcycling.”

If you’d like to be a part, there is no pressure, and participants can withdraw any time if so desired. If you do withdraw, all info will be destroyed. On the other hand, if you stick through the study, your info will be kept in confidence, and it will add to the sample size for Ginger’s much-needed research.

For more details on how to participate in this women’s riding study, please refer to the Web site, or the site’s forum.

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Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus Member Highlights Motorcycles and Scooters as Viable Transportation Options

by JeffMay 23, 2012 News

Washington, D.C., May 23, 2012 – Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus Member and House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman John Duncan (R-TN) entered a statement to the Congressional Record on May 18 recognizing motorcycles and scooters as viable transportation options for many Americans. Previously, President Obama had proclaimed May 15 through May 21 as National Transportation [...]

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Motorcycle Safety Primer

by JeffJune 15, 2011 Features

The ABCs of surviving all that fun Originally written for and published last week by By Jeff Cobb Motorcycle Safety News Motorcycling has always been about fun and without a doubt it can be a blast, but it’s not a video game, or a trip to an over-safety-engineered amusement park. Like a lot of [...]

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Think Bike in UK has it right

by JeffMay 9, 2011 Features

This video is a half decade old, but these issues are the same now as they were then. Increasing awareness for riders, and drivers in their cars and trucks is quite progressive. Strategically placed signs show these people do what they advocate: “Think.”

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Video – Aerostich Roadcrafter

by JeffDecember 4, 2010 Editorials

I have one of these. It really is fast and easy. Lots of protection for street pace riding. Goretex keeps wind and rain out for the most part.

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Video – The best person to look out for you is you

by JeffNovember 21, 2010 Editorials

How true. Gear up. Get trained. Rider sober.

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Video – Tribute To Harry Hurt

by JeffNovember 5, 2010 Editorials

For those of you who don’t know, Harry Hurt, and his team were avid motorcycle researchers charged with the single largest, and first motorcycle crash causation study of its type in the 1970s. Regrettably, Prof. Hurt passed away early this year. He had worked for decades following still contributing to motorcycle safety at his Head [...]

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MSF’s ‘naturalistic’ crash causation study

by JeffNovember 3, 2010 News

For those of you who don’t know, there are now at least two major crash causation studies going on. One is by the FHWA and Oklahoma State University, which we wrote about last year as having been stalled. It since went on without the MSF’s blessings – and a few million dollars in pledged funds [...]

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Do ‘loud pipes save lives?’ Really?

by JeffOctober 13, 2010 Editorials

Sure. Loud pipes have been known to save lives by getting the attention of distracted drivers. In any debate there’s truth on all sides. That’s why they call it a debate. The loud pipe advocates are half-vindicated by their various anecdotes of near-miss experiences. But then, in any debate, there’s balancing facts on the other [...]

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THINK! Video — good!

by JeffOctober 10, 2010 Videos

Yes, “if only,” it says. Short of being prescient, a careful rider might still do okay here — if really paying attention, and taking needed precautions. Street bikes, although track capable, cannot safely be ridden to their limits on the street – not on country lanes, nor in the canyons of Southern California, nor anywhere. [...]

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Official wants Congress to promote helmet use

by JeffOctober 8, 2010 News

From AMA press release: The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told a congressional panel on Sept. 28 that he wants to work with Congress to promote helmet use among motorcyclists across the United States. Addressing the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland said [...]

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