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This Summer In Wisconsin, If You Speed, You Lose.

More than just a classroom!

Inside THE REF is an interactive learning environment. From the front to the back, THE REF provides up-to-date motorcycle safety education training.

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Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program

Introducing THE REF Mobile Classroom

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's new mobile training facility, called THE REF (Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility) is designed to reach out to motorcycle riders and to educate and encourage formal rider training. THE REF will go to where the riders are. Designed to be non-intrusive, while still offering the most critical of survival tips, THE REF encourages both riders and non-riders to learn more about sharing the road, crash avoidance, and environmental awareness.

Motorcycles make up about 6% of all registered vehicles in Wisconsin, yet represent nearly 19% of all highway fatalities, according to data from the 2012 Wisconsin Traffic Crash Facts. This is just one reason THE REF is part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's ZERO IN WISCONSIN program to reduce the number of annual deaths on Wisconsin roads.

Motorcycle Safety

THE REF Mobile Classroom

Click here for information on upcoming events for THE REF or to schedule an appearance, E-mail: THEREF@ZeroInWisconsin.gov or call Phone: (800)368-9677.


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Steven Olson, steve.olson@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: April 2014

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