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Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Rider Training, Motorcycle Driver Licensing and Inspections, Motorcycle Touring

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Retired in 2008 from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission where I held various positions, most notably as Director of Inspections and Licensing and the State Administrator for the Motorcycle Safety Education Program. During that time I served with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)as Region 1 Chair and Vice-Chair of the Engineering and Vehicle Inspection committee and member of the Task Force on Altered Height Vehicles and various other committees for 20 plus years. Currently, President of Central Jersey Rider Training, Inc. an MSF and NJMVC approved training provider. I starting riding at an early age and have been riding motorcycles for over 40 years.


State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Academy Alumni Association


Motorcycle Consumer News - March and April, 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Paper on The Effect of Tire Rolling Radius on Pedal Force Gain and Rollover Propensity of a Light-Duty Truck


Currently hold a MSF RiderCoach certification. Certified Public Manager certification from Rutgers University.

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Recent Answers from Tom Wright

2014-05-19 effect on bike performance when its rear tyre gaze changes:

Amol,    I'm sorry I do not have any experience making the change in tyre size that you are contemplating.     I suggest you ask a dealer or knowledgeable person who owns the same type of motorcycle and

2014-05-17 Helmet in HI:

Chris,    I've looked around the internet at various government and motorcycle related websites to try to find the definitive answer to this.  As I read it, helmets are optional for riders over 18 years

2014-04-21 Illinois Motorcycle skills test:

Tyler,    I have found a couple references to measurements for the motorcycle skills test. It appears that Illinois uses the Alt MOST Test developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Here is a link

2014-03-29 Two Wheeler Motorcycle Training Schools.:

Prashant,    I apologize for the delay in responding. I did not see your follow up questions.    I am not familiar with the brands and models of motorcycles and scooters you reference but since the basic

2014-03-25 Two Wheeler Motorcycle Training Schools.:

Prashant,    Thank you for the question. It is my experience that driving schools exist to fill only the demand in proportion to that demand. For example, truck or bus driving schools exist to fill the


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