Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board

About the advisory board

The Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board was created by law (RCW 46.20.520) to help our Motorcycle Safety Program develop motorcycle operator training programs, safety education, and outreach. They meet 4 times a year, and make recommendations for the administration, application, and substance of the motorcycle education and training program as necessary.

The board has 5 members:

  • 3 active motorcycle riders or people actively involved in a non-profit motorcycle organization that actively supports motorcycle safety.
  • 1 member of the Washington State Patrol with at least 5 years’ experience, and at least 1 year’s experience as a motor officer.
  • 1 member of the general public.

Board members are appointed by the director of the Department of Licensing, and serve a 2-year term. They receive no compensation for services, except reimbursement for travel expenses while engaged in business of the board.

Board members

  • Larry Walker – Chair
    Term expires: June 30, 2015
  • Shawn ’Oly‘ Olsen
    Term expires: June 30, 2016
  • John Nispel
    Term expires: June 30, 2015
  • Lt. Jason Linn
    Washington State Patrol
    Term expires: June 30, 2015
  • Jessica Dally
    Term expires: June 30, 2016


  • Motorcycle Training Education Curriculum Standards
    In response to Substitute Senate Bill 5274, this committee creates proposed curriculum standards for all approved motorcycle training courses taught in Washington for endorsement purposes. To learn more or participate on this committee, please email Larry Walker.
  • Motorcycle Safety Outreach
    This committee creates proposed educational outreach strategies that support and encourage both motorist awareness and rider safety as required by RCW 46.20.520. To learn more or participate on this committee, please email John Nispel.

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We meet 4 times a year.

Meeting date Agendas and minutes
October 22, 2013
5 p.m.

Department of Licensing
405 Black Lake Blvd
Bldg 2, Room 2209
Olympia, WA 98502
December 12, 2013
3 p.m.

Washington Motorcycle Safety Training
500 SE Everett Mall Way
Suite B214
Everett, WA 98201
March 27, 2014
3 p.m.

Tacoma Rhoades Center
949 Market St
Orcas Room
Tacoma, WA 98402
June 6, 2014
3 p.m.

Motorcycle Training Inc.
2125 Robertson Drive
Richland, WA 99354
September 18, 2014
6 p.m.

Department of Licensing
9609 NE 117th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98662
December 11, 2014
6 p.m.

405 Black Lake Blvd. SW
Building 2, Room 209
Olympia, WA 98502
March 19, 2015
6 p.m.

Bellingham, WA
June 4, 2015
6 p.m.

Spokane, WA
September 15, 2015
6 p.m.

Yakima, WA
December 3, 2015
6 p.m.

Olympia, WA



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