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The Peace Corps rider - A Training Manual

Peace Corps

Information Collection & Exchange


May 1985

Reprinted by

Peace Corps

Information Collection & Exchange

August 1997


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This booklet, compiled by Peace Corps Ghana, is an outgrowth of suggestions made at the 1975 Peace Corps Ghana Mid-Service Conferences.

Staying alive and avoiding any serious motorcycle mishaps while operating a motorcycle in West Africa is the objective of the booklet.

Credits: Eighty percent of the Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana who ride motorcycles responded to our request for Information to be included in this booklet. This information appears in "Special Considerations" edited by Ken Contarz and summarizes the hazards which volunteers mentioned in their responses.

The Introduction is an extract and modification of an article which appeared in the 1973 Consumer Report. "Riding Tips" and "Get Into Gear --- Get It On" are taken form pamphlets produced by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The section on "Motorcycle Maintenance" was compiled by John Spring of the University of Ghana, Legon, with assistance from Jim Jurkowski and Randy Houtz.

The booklet is dedicated to those who reduce accidents, become better riders and junior mechanics as a result of reading this booklet.