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

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

  1. Search.
  2. Select.
  3. Signal.
  4. Safety.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: A. Search.

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Explanation: Risk Management with SIPDE

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. 

When riding a motorcycle, you need to be constantly aware of your surroundings and the potential hazards that may arise. 

One way you can manage risk and reduce your chances of a crash is by using a risk management and judgement system. 

SIPDE is an acronym for a risk management system. It stands for Search, Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute. 

The “S” stands for Search or Scan. 

In this phase of the system, you are actively scanning the road around you and ahead of you for potential hazards. 

Spotting a risk leads you to the next phase, “Identify.” After that, you’ll need to prioritize the risks you’ve found, predict the danger they pose, and decide on how to manage them. 

Once you’ve made a decision, you’ll need to execute the maneuver. 

There is no one size fits all approach to risk management on a motorcycle. Each unique hazard in every different situation may require you to react differently. 

This could include speeding up, slowing down, stopping, swerving, moving to another position, or even continuing straight. 

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

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