Find us Online December 2014 - Issue #45  
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HOW TO REGISTER FOR 2015 COURSES

We are excited to already be planning the 2015 training season. 

We'll post classes on a monthly basis, releasing March through April courses on February 2nd, 2015, and then updating the registration page every month.

If you don't want these registration dates to pass you by, we recommend that you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, where updates are made daily. You can also check for updates on our website (idahostar.org) and right here in our newsletter.

Hope to see you in 2015!

Questions? please email as at info@idahostar.org or give us a call at 208-639-4540 or toll-free at 888-280-7827.

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No Surprise – No Accident

Now that December is here, many of us consider the riding season to be essentially over. There may be a few more rides to be had sunny winter days, but for the most part, thoughts turn to 'next season.' This month, to get ourselves thinking about how we can make next season a safe one, I'd like to share a blog post from the UK. These folks are taking a unique and (in my opinion) very promising approach to the prevention of motorcycle crashes. If you find the blog post interesting, check out the rest of their site at nosurprise.org.uk.

~Ax

The Theory. Surprise and its critical role in accident causation

By Duncan Mackillop.

If there is no surprise then there can be no accident is the fundamental point at the heart of the new view of road accident causation. For many decades people that have concerned themselves with the problem of road accidents have struggled to deal with what appears to be the enormous complexity of the interactions between people, vehicles and the road environment. This complexity has tended to disguise the fact that there is a simple set of underlying rules that explain all of the observed phenomena and which will provide a framework for future study. No surprise-no accident at first seems to be far too simple an explanation for the observed complexity yet as Occam’s Razor states “among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected"...

>> Read more HERE.

 

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Giving is Better Than Receiving

If you are looking for the perfect present for the rider in your life, look no more. Get a STAR Gift Certificate and give the gift of safety!

We have STAR Gift Certificates for all our courses, or you can choose to list more than one course and let the recipients decide what's the best fit for them. 

Call us today to purchase one (208-639-4540 or toll-free at 888-280-7827); we'll be able to mail you the STAR Gift
Certificate in time for the holidays if you place your order before Dec. 19th.