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New California Motorcyclist Safety Website

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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Find out about motorcycle helmets, safety studies, an California road conditions and laws at the new website for the California Motorcyclist Safety Program.  
The California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) has launched a significantly enhanced version of its website, www.ca-msp.org. The CMSP is a motorcyclist-funded, state-operated program administered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) under contract with the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Based on the direction of the CHP, the new CMSP website is a virtual clearinghouse for motorcycle safety information, making it a much more comprehensive and robust online experience for California's current and prospective motorcyclists. Visitors to the site will be able to quickly find the motorcycle training course most appropriate for their skill and experience level and enroll online. They'll also find expanded information, links, and resources to keep them coming back time and time again, including: 

  • California DMV
  • California Vehicle Code
  • California Highway Patrol
  • CalTrans Road Conditions
  • CHP SWITRS (Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System)
  • CHP "Thrill or Buzzkill" video
  • HelmetCheck.org, for information on DOT-compliant helmets
  • National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety Implementation (NAMS)
  • NHTSA Studies and Reports
  • NHTSA FARS Encyclopedia
  • NHTSA Helmet Information
  • 2008 Impaired Driving National Enforcement Crackdown
"We're proud to make the new CMSP website available so that current and prospective riders in California have a single integrated source for all their motorcycle safety and training needs," said MSF Director of Program Administration Robert Gladden. "We worked closely with the California Highway Patrol to provide content that riders actually want and need, with enhanced graphics, images, and seamlessly integrated technology."

The new online Rider Enrollment System (RES) provides a more user-friendly interface, making it easier for students to find and enroll in training at the site of their choice given specific location and course parameters. Students now have have access to the most up-to-the-minute information available, such as the number of students currently enrolled in a given class, or whether a class is full, because course enrollment information is updated in real time directly by authorized CMSP training sites.

The California Motorcyclist Safety Program trained 70,469 students in 2008, an 11 percent increase over 2007, setting what is believed to be the record for most students trained in a year by any state program. The CMSP has 124 active ranges, 494 MSF-certified RiderCoaches, and six RiderCoach Trainers. Under contract with the California Highway Patrol, the MSF initially assumed the administration of the CMSP on January 1, 2004. In September 2007 MSF was again selected by CHP to administer the CMSP for 2008 and 2009.

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Ricky Canlapan -Deer Strike Auburn CA Jun 2010  July 6, 2010 10:20 AM
Thank you Mr Hubbard who taught the class in Marysville Ca. Feb 2010. I was travelling on curving road coming up from the Forresthill Bridge. I was following a SUV when it merged right entering a passing lane zone. I accellerated, passing the SUV on the left and had a quick visual with the Doe in my path. I had less than two seconds to react travelling at approximately 30-35 mph. i put my head down on the tank and added power as i struck the deer. i remained straight and level and felt a strong THUMP, powered thru and came to a stop. No injuries but the front end of the bike is bent up but ridable. Thank You MSF

Kenneth de Altonaga -Motorcycle Safety Course Completion card  November 10, 2009 09:12 AM
Dear Sir/Maddam,

My name is Kenneth de Altonaga, I am in the Air Force Reserves and have been riding my motorcycle at Beale AFB up until a year ago. Since then they have added the safety completion card to enter the base. I was informed by a friend he was able to obtain the safety completion card he lost back in 2002 by contacting your office. I lost my card in Dec 2006,. I contacted Safetyville in Sacramento (Rancho Cordova) where I completed my safety course back in 2001/2002 to get a copy of my card. They told me they did not have a record of it anymore and would have to take the course over again. Please let me know if you can obtain my record or point me towards a main records holding office that may have a copy of my completed course and save me from having to take the course again.

Thank You very much,

Kenneth de Altonaga