Sacramento Rider Resources

Motorcycle Injury Lawyers

Whether you’re a novice rider or an experienced rider, the following websites and organizations may help you safely enjoy the open road.

Abbreviations and terminology provided by the National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety (NAMS):

Operator or motorcycle operator: person in control of a motorcycle.
Passenger: a person riding on but not operating a motorcycle.
Motorcyclist or rider: either an operator or a passenger.

  • BAC: blood alcohol concentration
  • BRC: MSF’s Basic RiderCourse
  • DMV: Department of Motor Vehicles of a State
  • DOT: Department of Transportation of a State
  • DUI: driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • ERC: MSF’s Experienced RiderCourse Suite
  • FARS: Fatality Analysis Reporting System, operated by NHTSA
  • FMVSS: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
  • GES: General Estimates System, operated by NHTSA
  • HOV: High-Occupancy Vehicle, referring to roadway lanes
  • NAMS: National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety
  • NCHRP: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • RSS: MSF’s Riding and Street Skills basic training course, now replaced with BRC

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