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SECTION IV Index of Strategies by Implementation Timeframe and Relative Cost Exhibit IV-1 provides a classification of strategies according to the expected timeframe and relative cost for this emphasis area. In several cases, the implementation time will depend on such factors as the agency's procedures, the length of roadway involved, the need for additional ROW, the degree to which multiple-agency cooperation is needed, and whether or not legislation is required. The range of costs may also vary for some of these strategies because of many of the same factors. Placement in the table below is meant to reflect the most common expected application of the strategy. EXHIBIT IV-1 Classification of Strategies According to Expected Timeframe and Relative Cost Relative Cost to Implement and Operate Timeframe for Moderate Implementation Strategy Low Moderate to High High Short 11.1 A4 Maintain the roadway to minimize surface (less than 1 year) irregularities and discontinuities 11.1 A5 Maintain roadway surfaces in work zones to facilitate safe passage of motorcycles 11.1 A6 Reduce roadway debris such as gravel, shorn treads, snow and ice control treatments (sand/salt), and that resulting from uncovered loads from the roadway and roadside 11.1 B1 Increase motorcyclist awareness of the risks of impaired motorcycle operation 11.1 B2 Expand existing impairment prevention programs to include motorcycle riders and specific motorcycle events 11.1 B3 Target law enforcement to specific motorcycle rider impairment behaviors that have been shown to contribute to crashes 11.1 C1 Increase awareness of the causes of crashes due to unlicensed or untrained motorcycle riders 11.1 D1 Increase the awareness of the benefit of high-visibility clothing 11.1 D2 Identify and promote rider visibility- enhancement methods and technology IV-1

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EXHIBIT IV-1 (Continued) Classification of Strategies According to Expected Timeframe and Relative Cost Relative Cost to Implement and Operate Timeframe for Moderate Implementation Strategy Low Moderate to High High 11.1 E2 Increase the use of protective clothing 11.1 F1 Form strategic alliances with the motorcycle user community to foster and promote motorcycle safety 11.1 F2 Increase awareness of the consequences of aggressive riding, riding while fatigued or impaired, unsafe riding, and poor traffic strategies Medium 11.1 A2 Consider motorcycles in the selection of (1-2 years) roadside barriers 11.1 A7 Provide advance warning signs to alert motorcyclists of reduced traction and irregular roadway surfaces 11.1 A9 Provide a mechanism for notifying highway agencies of roadway conditions that present a potential problem to motorcyclists 11.1 C2 Ensure that licensing and rider training programs adequately teach and measure skills and behaviors required for crash avoidance 11.1 C3 Identify and remove barriers to obtaining a motorcycle endorsement 11.1 E1 Increase the use of FMVSS 218 compliant helmets 11.1 F3 Educate operators of other vehicles to be more conscious of the presence of motorcyclists 11.1 G1 Include motorcycles in the research, development, and deployment of ITS 11.1 H2 Include motorcycle attributes in vehicle exposure data collection programs 11.1 H3 Develop a set of analysis tools for motorcycle crashes Long 11.1 A1 Provide full paved shoulders to (more than accommodate roadside motorcycle recovery 2 years) and breakdowns 11.1 A3 Identify pavement markings, surface materials, and other treatments that reduce traction for motorcycles and treat or replace with high- traction material 11.1 A8 Incorporate motorcycle safety considerations into routine roadway inspections 11.1 H1 Develop and implement standardized data gathering and reporting for motorcycle crashes IV-2