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Old 05-26-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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The SIPDE System

This's something you learn at the MSF Course, If you are not taking the course at least learn and understand this and repeat it like a mantra...

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The SIPDE system

Nothing you do will guarantee that others will see you. The only eyes you can really count on are your own. A good rider is always “looking for trouble” — not to get into it, but to stay out of it.

Experienced riders make a practice of being aware of what is going on around them. They can create their riding strategy by using a system known as SIPDE.

SIPDE is an acronym for the process used to make judgments and take action in traffic. It stands for:

Scan
Identify
Predict
Decide
Execute

Let’s examine each of these steps.

Scan
Search aggressively for potential hazards. Scanning provides you with the information you need to make your decisions in enough time to take action.

Identify
Locate hazards and potential conflicts. The hazards you encounter can be divided into three groups based on how critical their effect on you may be.

Cars, trucks, and other vehicles. They share the road with you; they move quickly, and your reactions to them must be quick and accurate.

Pedestrians and animals. They are characterized by unpredictability and short, quick moves.

Stationary objects. Potholes, guardrails, bridges, roadway signs, hedges, or rows of trees won't move into your path, but may create or complicate your riding strategy.

The greatest potential for a conflict between you and other traffic is at intersections. An intersection can be in the middle of an urban area or at a driveway on a residential street - anywhere other traffic may cross your path of travel. Most motorcycle/automobile collisions occur at intersections. And most of these collisions are caused by an oncoming vehicle turning left into the path of the motorcycle. Your use of SIPDE at intersections is critical.

Before you enter an intersection, search for:

* oncoming traffic that may turn left in front of you,
* traffic from the left,
* traffic from the right, and
* traffic approaching from behind.

Be especially alert at intersections with limited visibility. Be aware of visually busy surroundings that could camouflage you and your motorcycle.

Predict
Anticipate how the hazard may affect you. The moving direction of a potential hazard is important. Clearly, a vehicle moving away from you is not as critical as a vehicle moving in your path.

Determine the effect of the hazard - where a collision might occur. How critical is the hazard? How probable is a collision? This the the "What if...?" phase of SIPDE that depends on your knowledge and experience. Now estimate the consequences of the hazard. How might the hazard - or your effort to avoid it - affect you and others?

Decide
Determine how to reduce the hazard by:

* communicating your presence and intentions,
* adjusting your speed, and
* adjusting your position.

Communication is the most passive action you can take since it depends on the response of someone else. Use your lights and horn, but don't rely on the actions of others.

Adjustment of speed can be acceleration, slowing or stopping.

Adjustment of position can be changing lane position or completely changing direction.

In both cases, the degree of adjustment depends on how critical the hazard is and how much time and space you have. The more time and space you have to carry out your decision, the less amount of risk you'll encounter.

In areas of high potential risk, such as intersections, give yourself more time and space by reducing the time you need to react. Cover both brakes and the clutch and be ready with possible escape routes.

Execute
Carry out your decision. This is when your riding skills come into play. And this is where they must be second nature. The best decision will be meaningless without the skills to carry them out. Know your limits and ride within them.
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Re: The SIPDE System

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SEE

search
evaluate
execute
Is that the new one...??? I wen to the MSF earlier 2001...What ever happened to the SIPDE...????
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SEE

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Is that the new one...??? I wen to the MSF earlier 2001...What ever happened to the SIPDE...????
SIPDE was replaced with SEE about 3 years ago. It's shorter, easier and accomplishes the same thing.

And actually, the entire MSF course changed. You would've taken the MSF MRC:RSS (Motorcycle Rider Course: Riding and Street Strategies). It is now the BRC (Basic RiderCourse).

We don't get to do rear-wheel slides anymore..........sigh (but we also don't have to lecture for 7 friggin hours either.....yeehaw)

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Re: The SIPDE System

OK...Question: If I go for the new MSF Course and I DO NOT pass...Do I loose my "M" license...??
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OK...Question: If I go for the new MSF Course and I DO NOT pass...Do I loose my "M" license...??

How could you not? I aced the class yet it was fun.
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OK...Question: If I go for the new MSF Course and I DO NOT pass...Do I loose my "M" license...??

How could you not? I aced the class yet it was fun.
I know..... but happens................
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I know..... but happens................

You'll do fine.* I had this jackass in my class that had never ridin a bike before and he was coming in there saying he was going to get a Ducati, blah blah.......* Then he barely passed the writtin portion of the test.* So next we go outside to some some riding on the 250's and what do you know, this guy is going all over the place b/c he can't handle the bike.* The even once ran off the truck and into the side of my truck then laid over the bike.* The sad thing is, the instructors passed him through the class.* * :eh:* * I guess if you could do better than this guy or at least the same, you will pass.
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Does this work for the track too?
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Re: The SIPDE System

There were some yuppie guys in mine that wanted R6s (which the instructor laughed at) and they dropped the 250s. One guy in another class rode up on an R1, which realy made people talk. When he left, he secured his helmet to the back of the bike.
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There were some yuppie guys in mine that wanted R6s (which the instructor laughed at) and they dropped the 250s. One guy in another class rode up on an R1, which realy made people talk. When he left, he secured his helmet to the back of the bike.
We had a bunch of douches that were all wanting to get big cruisers, one guy was 5ft tall and dropped / almost failed the class because he couldnt handle the little bike. (in fact I think he should have failed) it scares me that this guy is riding now :confused1:
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