Media and News Stories

Current Media

Governor Urges Illinois Drivers to be Aware and Travel with Care

A Reason to Ride by John W. Fountain

Carey Hart PSA-2012

Dierks Bentley “Gear Up” Motorcycle Safety PSA - 2012


2014 Winter Conference Presentations

National Perspective - Dwight Lockwood, Regional Motorcycle Safety Coordinator, NHTSA
The Start of Motorcycles With ISP – Scott Abbott, Chief of Police, Lebanon Police Department
What the Statistics Say – Mehdi Nassirpour, Research and Evaluation, IDOT
SMSA-the Changes Through the Years – Bruce Biondo, Chairperson SMSA, Program Manager of VA Rider Training Program
Events Attended 2014 – Julie Copea, Outreach, IDOT

2013 Winter Conference Presentations

Motorcycle Safety Updates – Mehdi Nassirpour, Research and Evaluation, IDOT
2014 BRC Update Curriculum – Ray Ochs, Director of Training Systems, MSF
Motorcycle ONE Campaign – Matt Kruse, Allstate Midwest Region Corporate Relations
Partnering with the Riding Community – Imre F. Szauter Government Affairs Manager, AMA
GWRRA – Jerry Allhands, Region E Educator, GWRRA
Motorcycle Safety and Laws – Sergeant Tim Good, Operational Services Command, ISP
Outreach - Update and Future Opportunities – Julie Coplea, Motorcycle Outreach Program, IDOT
Impaired Riding = Impaired Driving = DRUNK DRIVING – Shannon Alderman, Alcohol Program Coordinator, IDOT
Six Equals Zero – Vicki Sanfelipo, RN/EMT, Director, Accident Scene Management Inc.
Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program – Mike Davis, State Coordinator, Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program
Ride Smart – Mike Myers, State Coordinator, ABATE of Illinois

2012 Winter Conference Presentations

Trooper Elizabeth Diaz, BikeSafe Illinois Statewide Coordinator – I.S.P.
Christopher Wohltmann, M.D. - SIU School of Medicine
Ray Ochs, Director of Training Systems - MSF
Mike Myers, Statewide Coordinator, A.B.A.T.E.
Mehdi Nassirpour-IDOT

2011 Winter Conference Presentations

Mehdi Nassirpour-IDOT
Julie Coplea-IDOT
Daniel Thomas, M.D.-Snell Memorial Foundation
Christopher Wohltmann, M.D.- SIU School of Medicine
Lieutenant David Blanco-Chicago Police Department
Ray Ochs, Director of Training Systems-MSF
Major Daniel W. Lonsdorf (Retired)-Former Director, Transportation Safety, Wisconsin DOT, State Patrol  



"Gear Up" (English)

"Gear Up" (Spanish)


A Biker's Worst Nightmare CAUTION! Spring 2012 - pdf Document
- By Jo Giovannoni, Events Coordinator, City Limits Harley-Davidson

Matt Hughes Ride Safe

Matt Hughes Ride in Your Class


A time to be saved CAUTION Summer 2008 - pdf Document
- By Kristen Chiaro, Editor-In-Chief Caution Magazine Jeanette Shuster, DTS Office Associate.

Outside the Lines CAUTION! Summer 2008 - pdf Document
- By Kristen Chiaro, Editor-In-Chief Caution Magazine Jeanette Shuster, DTS Office Associate.

Tips for Riding Motorcycles
- By Scott Abbott, Statewide Patrol Support Command Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau


Cruisin' without Bruisin Spring /Summer 2006 - pdf Document
- A joint publication of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.