ERIC Number: ED307489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
PC Rider. A Training Manual. Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-36.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This booklet provides information on safe motorcycle operation and accident prevention. Its special focus is on Peace Corps volunteers who operate motorcycles in West Africa. A discussion of how a motorcyclist can minimize risks focuses on the "invisible motorcycle" and basic safety precautions. A section with riding tips is divided into: (1) tips for maintenance and upkeep of the motorcycle; (2) protective gear and insurance for the rider; and (3) tips for road riding, including signaling, lights, visibility, scanning, hazards, and special conditions. Protective gear to be worn by the motorcyclist is then discussed. The helmet, eye protection, footwear, gloves, and clothing are covered. A section entitled Special Considerations is a summary of the driving hazards of West Africa that were mentioned by volunteers. The booklet concludes with a section on motorcycle maintenance that addresses lubrication, ignition tune-up, electrical systems, carburetors, and general troubleshooting. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.