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Motorcycle Safety

Program Manager

Jeff Greiner
Phone Number: 503 986-4198
FAX:  503 986-3143
ODOT - Transportation Safety Division - MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142
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Program Introduction

Motorcycle Safety
... promotes safe motorcycle riding through beginning, intermediate and experienced TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program rider training courses and public information and education programs.
Read more about ODOT's Motorcycle Safety Program
Oregon leads the nation for best practices in motorcycle rider licensing and training practices.
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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Governor's Proclamation

Oregon is joining with motorcycle organizations and other federal, state and local highway safety and law enforcement organizations to raise awareness about motorcycle safety. It’s part of a month-long emphasis on overall transportation safety which at different times will focus on work zone safety, occupant protection and pedestrian/bicyclist safety.

Studies show that with proper training and practice, tragic crashes can be avoided. Oregon is a national leader in motorcycle safety education, program administration and licensing practices. ODOT-approved motorcycle safety courses are provided by the TEAM Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program, and all new riders must take either the Basic or Intermediate Rider Training course. Those under 21 must take the Basic Rider Training course.

Safety advocates hope that as more people go through training, the number of crashes will decline. According to ODOT data, very few trained riders die in motorcycle crashes.

For more information about motorcycle safety, visit the resources below:

Oregon DMV Motorcycles
Governor's Highway Safety Association
TEAM Oregon
NHTSA Motorcycle Safety
Traffic Safety Marketing

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Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety

TSD provides support to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety.  The committee advises the Governor and TSD on all aspects of motorcycle safety.  Generally, the committee meets quarterly during non-legislative years and monthly during legislative years.  

GAC on Motorcycle Safety Meeting Calendar

GAC on Motorcycle Safety Resource Page  


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Media and Publications


Motorcycle Safety PSA "Scarecrow" 2015 - YouTube 


 Print Publications


Welcome to the Pacific Northwest - brochure pdf 

ODOT Transportation Safety Division Fact Sheet: New Motorcycle Laws - pdf

Converting an off-road motorcycle for street use - pdf
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Public Information and Education Campaigns

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TEAM Oregon

TEAM Oregon  
Did you know that in 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) named Oregon as having the top motorcycle safety program in the nation? Oregon’s approved motorcycle safety program is TEAM OREGON, based at Oregon State University. The TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program offers training for beginning, intermediate, and experienced motorcycle riders. Training is available through community colleges and is also offered in a number of locations statewide that are served by the TEAM OREGON mobile training program.

Welcome to the Team - brochure  
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