John Sweeney Jr

District Educator

Our World Class Educational Program has many avenues to educate both our motorcycle community and the general driving public. The illustration to the right shows how our program is structured.

The GWRRA Rider Education Program (REP) is intended to make the motorcycle riding  environment safer by reducing injuries and fatalities and increasing motorcyclist skills and awareness. The REP does not propose to have all the answers.

However, our close-working relationship with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), as well as additional GWRRA programs and studies, has provided a wealth of information for use in establishing a comprehensive Rider Education Program.

Through Commitment, Education and Application, we can reduce our accident rate significantly.

Listed below are several benefits of a fully implemented GWRRA Rider Education Program at the District and Chapter level:

  • Increased rider knowledge
  • Increased rider safety skills
  • Prevention of accidents
  • Reduced injuries
  • Reduced fatalities
  • Improved general public image of motorcyclists
  • Enhanced enjoyment of motorcycle riding
  • Enhanced motorcycle safety through Motorist Awareness public presentations

Both the motorcycle and motorist community are already realizing many positive benefits from the GWRRA Rider Education Program. Through the efforts of the Rider Education Officers and volunteers throughout the world, we will reach our goal of establishing the safest motorcycle environment possible.

My hat is off to everyone! But only for a moment, because it has been so
hot and bright out, and I don't need to get sunburned. I expect everyone
to have been out riding and enjoying their rides. With or without other
cyclists. Let the District Team know whether you are getting out and
riding more, due to the changes or not. We want to know!
 
On an educational note, I hope that all of you see and use proper safety
procedures and equipment. There are so many examples of poor riding and
equipment usage out there. I would expect that you all see different
aspects of this. Be seen, be defensive and safe, drive with good driving
practices. Consider First Aid and CPR training.
 
I am lastly asking all of you one question! What can I do for you to
help you as a member of GWRRA? How can I help you? My phone and my email
address are available for you to tell me, because I want to know! 
Seriously, I do!  If you agree with the philosophies of GWRRA, then why
are there members who are not even level 1? If you joined to be a better
rider and enjoy the benefits of a motorcycle organization, I do not see
a reason for all of our members to not be a registered in Level 1 of the
levels program. All you need to do is profess to ride and dress safely!
Don't we all want to do that? I would love to have lots of paperwork to
update the rider database for anyone and everyone who improves their
abilities. Join those of us in the levels program.

 

John Sweeney Jr.
District Educator And Motorist Awareness Officer
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