Space means safety on the road, and in this episode we talk about 5 simple and effective keys that have been used in commercial trucking for decades. Shawn Kitchen, a Driver Trainer from Smith System explains how these keys can be used when riding your motorcycle. And Phil Freeman from MotoQuest in Alaska shares tips on riding the Dalton Highway, one of the most remote roads in the world.
How the Smith System Can be Applied to Motorcycle Riding
Since 1952, the Smith System Driver Improvement Institute has been providing collision avoidance driver training. Shawn Kitchen is a Driver Trainer, having completed a course with Smith System, and he's also a motorcyclist. The 5Keys used in their driving training program is applied to small and large vehicles as well as utility trucks. Shawn joins us on this episode to explain how these driving techniques can also be applied to riding a motorcycle.
Riding Tips for the Dalton Highway in Alaska
If you're thinking of riding the Dalton Highway in Alaska, Phil Freeman from MotoQuest has some tips to help you make the trip as safe as possible. MotoQuest is a motorcycle rental and tour company based out of Alaska. Phil started doing trips in 1998 in Alaska, and has since branched out in to other parts of the world, running trips in over 20 countries.
We contacted Phil when we were looking for tips on riding the Dalton Highway. In an excerpt from 10 Do's and Don'ts of the Dalton on the MotoQuest website, Phil says:
You can read the rest of this article on the MotoQuest website at https://www.motoquest.com/ramblings-from-the-road/the-10-dos-and-donts-of-the-dalton/
MotoQuest Website: www.motoquest.com
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