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msf ridercoach test prep
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Driving Skills
06/17/2012

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Term
the primary goal of the BRC
Definition

to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling

 

provide the basic entry-level skills for a new rider to begin practicing and developing the mental and motor skills important to safe street operation.

Term
The BRC has approximately _ hours of classroom instruction and _ hours of on-motorcycle instruction.
Definition

5 hrs classroom

10 hours on-motorcycle

Term
What is provided to students for the classroom portion and how many training aids are used?
Definition

Rider handbook

11 training aids

Term
The Basic RiderCourse is part of a larger rider training and education system.   List the 5 other components that complement BRC?
Definition

Street ridercourse

BRC2 skills practice course

Basic Bike-bonding RiderCourse

Ultimate Bike-bonding RiderCourse

Advanced RiderCourse-Sportbike

Term
If a participant is under the age of __, parental or guardian permission must be obtained in writing.
Definition
18
Term

the typical course would be _ paricipants in a classroom and _ participants on the range.

 

what is the maximum a singe ridercoach may supervise on a range?

 

What is the maximum students permitted on the range?

Definition

12classroom, 12 range

 

max 6 per coach

 

max 12 students on the range

Term
How many classroom units and how many ridign exercises make up the BRC?
Definition
5 classroom units and 17 range exercises
Term
The training motorcycle policy stipulates that bikes must meet 2 of 3 criteria.   List all three.
Definition

1. engine displacement of 500cc or less

2. an unladen weight of 400 pounds or less

3. a seat height of 30" or less

Term
course completion requirements for BRC are:
Definition

passing knowledge and skills tests

attending all classroom and range sessions

Term
The training motorcycle policy stipulates that bikes must meet 2 of 3 criteria.   List all three.
Definition

1. engine displacement of 500cc or less

2. an unladen weight of 400 pounds or less

3. a seat height of 30" or less

Term
RiderCoach rules of conduct include but ore not limited to:
Definition
maintain a good riding and driving record
Term
the purpose of RERP is to:
Definition

1. make the curricula for training motorcyclists.

2.provide training standards for ridercoaches.

3. provide course completion standards including tests.

4. provide system for loaner bikes.

5. provide toll-free number for referrals.

6. provide, technical, administrative, and promotional assistance.

7. provide completion cards

8. provide course insurance

Term
What is the highest priority in the Basic RiderCourse?
Definition
participant safety
Term
what PPE is required for on-motorcycle instruction?
Definition

1. helmet and eye protection

2. over-the-ankle footwear

3. long pants

4. long-sleeved shirt or jacket

5. full-fingered gloves

Term
what are the length and width deminsions of a standard range?
Definition
220' x 120' + run-off area
Term
approximately how many hours of classroom instruction is BRC?
Definition
5 hours
Term
Level I instruction includes classroom units _ through _, and range exercises _ through _.   Level I contains the foundational knowledge and skill required for entry-level motorcyclists.
Definition
classroom units 1-3, range exercises 1-9
Term
Level II adds finesse and confidence to prepare riders for the street.   It consists of classroom units _ and _ and range exercises _ through _.
Definition
classroom units 4 and 5 and range exercises 10-17.
Term
what schedule does MFS suggest for BRC?
Definition
a 2 day schedule is suggested.
Term
explain remedial coaching and when it should be conducted.
Definition
It can be used to help participants who require more time or more individualized instruction.   It can be accomplished between exercises, on breaks, or before/after scheduled range time.
Term
what are the 5 classroom units and what  is the suggested t9me for each?
Definition

1. Course introduction  10 min

2. Intro to Motorcycling 45 min

3. Preparing to ride 75 min

4. Street strategies 90 min

5. Wrap-up 30 min

Term
list the day one range exercises in order.   
Definition

day one:

1. Motorcycle familiarization

2. Using the friction zone

3. starting and stopping drill

4. Shifting and stopping 

5. Adjusting speed and turning

6. Controls-skills practice

7. Cornering

8. Matching Gears to speed

9. Stopping Quickly

Term
list the day 2range exercises in order.
Definition

day two:

10. Limited-space maneuvers

11. Pressing to initiate lean

12. cornering judgement

13. negotiating curves

14. stopping quickly in a curve

15. obstacles and lane changes

16. avoiding hazards

17. Skills practice

skills test

Term
In using an adjusted range, what limits the number of riders?
Definition
space available for safety and positive learning
Term
why is Extended BRC offered and what is the student/instructor ratio?
Definition
offered for novices requiring more individualized instruction at 3 students to 1 instructor ratio.
Term
Does original BRC insurance apply to Formal Remedial Training?
Definition
no
Term
What are some of the general safety principles inherent to BRC classroom and range instruction?
Definition

safe motorcycle operation is a mental, physical, and social task that requires specialized operational skills and behavior.

 

motorcycle crashes are usually caused by multiple factors

 

motorcyclists must be aware of the risk and how to reduce the risk

 

safe motorcycling requires a positive, safety conscious attitude

Term
when is classroom refresher offered?
Definition
for enrollees of BRC involved in a split schedule separated by several weeks
Term
what are some of the adult learning principles?
Definition

learning is volutary

mutual respect is demanded

should be high challenge, low threat

Term
classroom segments within each unit are generally divided into three steps.   what are they?
Definition

1. set-up (stating the objective and making content meaningful)

2. generate (make learner-centered activities)

3. reinforce (use of training aids)

Term
what is a content-centered question?
Definition
a direct answer question such as What is FINE-C?
Term
what is a learner-centered question?
Definition
a question that requires thought process and can't be answered with yes/no.  ex. What did you learn?
Term
in the classroom, a RiderCoach must:
Definition
demonstrate competance with a good motorcycle knowledge base, unserstand curriculum and unit content, be able to provide learner-centered instruction and manage group dynamics, be able to use mutimedia.
Term
Basic ridercourse range instruction is _ and _.   it follows the principles of motor skill development.
Definition
sequential and developmental
Term
the primary goal of a ridercoach in range management is:
Definition
ensure a low-risk, positive learning environment
Term
what are some of the principles of good range management?
Definition

- no rider should be allowed to begin an exercise without the preliminary knowledge and skill necessary to develop further skill

- if uncomfortable, a rider should not be made to participate in an exercise, but will not be allowed to continue.

- ridercoach positions should allow full-range visibility

-ridercoach positions on the cards are suggestions.

Term
some guidelines for range exercises are:
Definition

- begin each exercise at a slow, novice pace, with speed increasing as skill develops

-ride demos at novice speeds

-riders should start out with both feet on the ground tominimize veering.

Term
coaching on the range can take two basic forms.  explain.
Definition

direct instruction such as stating an objective or explaining path of travel

indirect instruction such as providing a tip or giving a non-verbal cue.

Term
how is non-verbal coaching conducted on the range and give some examples.
Definition

range signals

 

examples are neutral, start engine, shut down engine, 

Term
what is the 4-step process for coaching range exercises?
Definition

OACR

observe

analyze

coach

reinforce

Term
are motor skills better learned naturally, or by reinforcement?
Definition
naturally
Term
what are the 2 functions of a demo ride?
Definition

shows path of travel

shows proper riding procedures and techniques

Term
what principles should a RiderCoach keep in mind during riding demos?
Definition

ensure demo bike is ready

wear protective gear

ensure exercise is set-up properly

practice before class

demo at novice speeds

provide info so riders know path of travel and procedures

stress techiques during demo

repeat if necessary

Term
what is the rationale of classroom unit 1?
Definition
ensure initial contact is professional and sets tone for rest of course
Term
when should all paperwork be conducted?
Definition
before start of unit 2
Term
what is the rationale of classroom unit 2?
Definition
establish an awareness of fundamental safety concepts and information.
Term
what is rationale of classroom unit 3?
Definition
prepare participants for their initial experience of riding a motorcycle.
Term
what is the rationale of classroom unit 4?
Definition
have participants become aware of street strategies in becoming a safe, responsible motorcyclist.
Term
what is the rationale of classroom unit 5?
Definition
to bring the course to a successful completion.
Term
what is a recommended passing score of the knowledge test?
Definition
80%
Term
what is simulated practice?
Definition
a technique that provides riders with an opportunity to experience a new skill or technique with the motorcycles engine off.
Term
when does an exercise end?
Definition
when its objective is fully met
Term
why should a RiderCoach ask a learner-centered question during exercise debrief?
Definition
to ensure riders understand the signifigance of the skills practiced and learned
Term
defign and explain FINE-C.
Definition

start-up procedures

F - fuel valve

I - ignition

N - neutral

E - engine cut-off

C - choke/clutch

Term
what is emphasised in exercise 2 (what is learned)
Definition
use of the friction zone
Term
explain power-walking and why it is used in exercise 3.
Definition
power-walking is used so riders are not forced to lift their feet until they are comfortable.
Term
in exercise 4, riders learn to do what?
Definition

shift gears

(to lesser extent, also merge or 'mix')

 

*they also stage for the first time

Term
what is learned in exercise 5?  explain how exercise 5 is set-up and conducted.
Definition

adjusting speed and turning is learned

 

the perimeter is used extensively at first, the riders are directed into weaves set at 20' and 30' on each side of the range.

Term
what is the signifigance of the stop-n-go in exercise 6?
Definition
riders slow without stopping, providing further feedback from break operation and throttle/clutch use.
Term
For exercise 7, explain repeated split and what the coaches are doing.
Definition
a repeated split is when only half the riders are in the exercise.   the rest are in the staging area receiving coaching while observing.
Term
what is learned in exercise 8?
Definition

matching gears to speed

(matching engine speed to road speed)

Term
in exercise 9, stopping quickly, what changes from part 1 to part 2?
Definition

in part 1, riders stop at que cones.

in part 2, riders stop on signal

Term
What is learned in exercise 10?
Definition

limited space maneuvering.

 

U-turns

S-turns

perimeter turns

Term
what is learned in exercise 11 and what does this exercise have in common with exercise 7 concering how it is conducted?
Definition

pressing to initiate lean is learned to focus on the effects of counter steering.

 

a repeated split is used again as in ex.7

Term
in exercise 12, cornering judgement, what technique is stressed?
Definition
slow, look,press, and roll
Term
in exercise 13, negotiating curves, concerning the path of travel, what must be emphasized?
Definition
outside-inside-outside path of travel
Term
what is practised in exercise 14?
Definition
stopping quickly in a curve
Term
in exercise 15, what is taught?
Definition
lane changes and crossing an obstacle
Term
what is taught in exercise 16?
Definition
avoiding hazards
Term
what is the purpose of exercise 17?  is a demo ride required?
Definition

skills practice

demo is not required

Term
what are the 4 graded maneuvers in the skills test?
Definition

U-turns

collision avoidance

quick-stopping

cornering

Term
where do most single-vehicle motorcycle crashes occur?
Definition
corners
Term
successful skills test score is?
Definition
less than 21 total points
Term
what 2 actions garnerna re-run of the swerve in the skills test?
Definition
inappropriate speed and anticipation
Term
the quick-stop skill test utilizes a _ foot timing box.   a re-run is allowed for _ and _.
Definition

20'

inappropriate speed and anticipation