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What if you ARE the first responder to a crash? Do you know what to do?

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Monday, March 31, 2014
  • How do I prevent further injury?
  • How do I secure the scene?
  • When should I remove the rider’s helmet? When should I leave it on?
  • If I do need to remove their helmet, how do I do that?
  • What first aid supplies should I carry on my bike? (click here for answer)
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Space: The Final Frontier…

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Freedom to Choose – Choose Wisely

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Monday, March 03, 2014


Spring Brings Motorcycles Back on the Road

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Monday, February 24, 2014

BOISE  – Spring is back and with it, motorcycles will be back on the roads. Idaho STAR, the state’s motorcycle safety program, will be holding three Spring Openers to kick off the motorcycle riding season and to reach riders with information to prevent crashes. 

4 Steps to Get Your Loved Ones ‘On Board’ With Your Riding

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

If your loved ones are freaking out because you are getting (or are planning to get) into motorcycle riding, the best way to help them come to terms with it is communicating with them. Ignoring and dismissing their concerns may make things harder on everyone and it won’t make the nagging go away. Here are some ways to talk to your parents, best friends, girl/boyfriend, husband/wife and even your kids; everyone who cares about you and is worried that you may get hurt. 

What to do During the Winter Months

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
If you live in Idaho and have to live through cold, snowy winters, you probably choose to leave the bike parked and use your car or truck to go to work or visit family during the holidays, both for comfort and safety reasons.  
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Rain, Leaves, and Crap on the Road

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Friday, November 01, 2013
Fall is here and winter is not far off. Having said that, there are still some good days for riding, but fall and winter do bring their challenges. One of those challenges is the condition of the road surface. 
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Choices, Decisions, and Commitments

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Friday, September 27, 2013
The terms “choice,” “decision,” and “commitment” are often used somewhat loosely and sometimes interchangeably. I don’t intend to get in to the specifics of vocabulary definitions here, and it’s fine if your definitions are different. What I do intend to do is to explore these terms and how they might apply to the choices, decisions, and commitments we make regarding motorcycling. 
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We all want to get home to our loved ones

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sad news that you may have already heard – there have been 3 fatal motorcycle crashes in Idaho in the past week or so.   

“Fortunately, he caught himself with his face…”

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Thursday, September 12, 2013

So, I’m outside riding bikes (bicycles) with my 3-year old son in the driveway. He has his bicycle helmet on – as do I (doing my best to lead by example) and we are riding pretty quickly in tight circles. He rides a Strider Bike (no training wheels, no pedals), so he is pushing himself with his feet.  In the middle of a turn, he catches his heel on the axle nut of the back wheel, pops the rear wheel off the ground, and presto – low side and face plant.