The Institute 4 Traffic Safety

The focus of The Institute 4 Traffic Safety is improving auto, small truck, RV and motorcycle safety using education and training

to increase operator knowledge, skills and behavior .

Early 1970's
Early 1970's McCormack studies car magazines at Illinois State University. At the time, the best source of credible, current information were periodicals related to automobiles.
His first front-drive car.
His first front-drive car. Although rear drive was most common, the benefits of front drive for winter vehicle control were theoretical. Until owning this late 1970's VW Rabbit GTI. The benefits from front drive were immediate during his first snow drives.
First new car. 1971 Datsun 510
First new car. 1971 Datsun 510 This was an affordable ($1,995) car that offered many desirable features. These included disc brakes, independent rear suspension and many parts to upgrade fundamental vehicle.
1981 BMW R80 ST
1981 BMW R80 ST This modified bike featured a German Knosherr Sport Fairing that was very comfortable and attractive.
1980 International Motorcycle Safety Conference
1980 International Motorcycle Safety Conference This Washington DC conference provided the opportunity for learning causes of motorcycle accidents and countermeasures to reduce them. Significant and life-saving research was presented. Specifically about teaching steering and braking skills during novice rider training classes.
First new motorcycle, 1975 BMW R90S
First new motorcycle, 1975 BMW R90S The benefits of a shaft drive were well known, but uncommon in that time period. BMW had made the design since the 1930's and this model was their sportiest. McCormack added a touring fairing for aerodymic comfort on the road.
1984 BMW M1 at Munich headquarters
1984 BMW M1 at Munich headquarters In 1984 the Streeterville Scramblers m/c club organized a European motorcycle riding trip using BMW bikes to multiple countries. While at their hq this rare mid-engine sports car was seen and investigated by McCormack.
Audi 2002 Allroad, manual transmission
Audi 2002 Allroad, manual transmission This all-wheel-drive model has 6 gears available based on driver choice. An air-adjustable suspension can raise or lower the height, based on situations.
BMW R1100RS motorcycle
BMW R1100RS motorcycle This model features anti-lock braking, fuel injection and a 6-speed transmission. The removable hard bags allow convenient transport of oddments.

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