Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board

Interested in serving on the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board?

We are currently accepting applications for 2 positions:

  • 1 active motorcycle rider or person involved in a non-profit motorcycle organization that actively supports motorcycle safety.
  • or
  • 1 member of the general public.

Being a board member will require that you attend all meetings. Meetings are held at various locations throughout the state.

How to apply

Submit a completed Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board Application by April 6, 2015:

  • By mail:
    Department of Licensing
    Motorcycle Safety Program Manager
    1125 Washington St SE
    PO Box 9030 (MS: 48109)
    Olympia, WA 98507-9030
  • or
  • By email: motorcycle@dol.wa.gov

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

Subcommittees

  • 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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Meetings

We meet 4 times a year.

Meeting date Agendas and minutes
June 6, 2014
3 p.m.

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

Vancouver North Driver Licensing Office
9609 NE 117th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98662
December 11, 2014
6 p.m.

Department of Licensing
405 Black Lake Blvd
Bldg 2, Room 2209
Olympia, WA 98502
March 19, 2015
6 p.m.

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Building G, Rm #103B
Bellingham, WA 98226
June 4, 2015
6 p.m.

Spokane Driver Licensing Office
6519 N. Lidgerwood St.
Spokane, WA 99208
September 15, 2015
6 p.m.

Union Gap Driver Licensing Office
2725 Rudkin Rd.
Union Gap, WA 98903
December 3, 2015
6 p.m.

Department of Licensing
405 Black Lake Blvd.
Bldg 2, Rm 2209
Olympia, WA 98502

*To request this information in another format, email motorcycle@dol.wa.gov or call 800.962.9010. TTY users, call 360.664.8885.

Questions?

Email: motorcycle@dol.wa.gov.

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