SIPDE is a risk management system that motorcyclists can use to make judgements while riding. What does the “I” stand for?

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SIPDE is a risk management system that motorcyclists can use to make judgements while riding. What does the “I” stand for?

  1. Inspect. 
  2. Identify.
  3. Injury. 
  4. Interject. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: B. Identify.

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Explanation: SIPDE Risk Management for Motorcyclists

In order to pass your motorcycle permit exams and to become a safe rider, it’s important to know why a particular answer on the motorcycle written test is correct. 

SIPDE is a risk management and judgement system that motorcyclists can use to manage hazards and respond to them as they ride. 


SIPDE stands for “Search, Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute.”

In the Identity stage, riders need to pick out the potential hazards that they encounter as they travel down the road. 

Hazards can include things like:

  • Cars approaching an intersection.
  • Pedestrians in the street. 
  • Animals near the roadside. 
  • Uneven road surfaces. 

In the Identify stage, you’ll also need to start to prioritize the hazards you see based on proximity, risk level, and how you’ll be able to manage them. 

Scanning for hazards and deciding on how to manage them is a constant exercise you’ll need to do as you ride in order to stay out of trouble. 

You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.

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