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Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MoSAC)


The Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MoSAC) advises the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on motorcycle safety issues. MoSAC also promotes the safest possible riding environment by sharing best practices and leading the nation in motorcycle safety innovation.


  • Zero motorcycle fatalities in Wisconsin
  • Zero single or multivehicle motorcycle crashes
  • Zero unlicensed motorcycle riders
  • Zero untrained motorcycle riders
  • Zero impaired motorcycle riders
  • Zero motorists not sharing the road with motorcycles
  • Zero unfunded motorcycle safety programs
  • Zero riders not knowing the benefits of proper and conspicuous riding gear

Strategic objective

Reduce motorcycle crashes per 1,000 motorcycle registrations by 30 percent as compared with 2008 data by the end of 2013. (6.0 crashes/1,000 registrations).

Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council – members and groups represented

  • Ric Mellon - ABATE of Wisconsin
  • Mike Schwarzenbacher - American Motorcyclist Association
  • Bill Murphy - Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club
  • Tom O'Meara - BMW Motorcycle Owners of America
  • Dave Nackers - Gold Wing Road Riders Association
  • Steve Pruitt - Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Chuck Miles - Harley Owners Group
  • Rita Lybek/Sarah Kretchmar - RiderCoach Trainers
  • Ron Thompson - State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA)
  • Craig Wucivic - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Sandra Schmit - Wisconsin Technical Colleges
  • Susan Konopka - Women on Wheels
  • Greg Patzer - Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program Manager, WisDOT

Questions about the content of this page:
Greg Patzer, gregory.patzer@dot.wi.gov

Last modified: June 5, 2013

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