2020 Annual Report
From The Commissioner
With our providers, RSI steadfastly promotes the importance of both new rider courses and continuing education through advanced courses for veteran riders. Refresher courses sharpen skills and make Hoosier riders safer. This is especially beneficial for Indiana riders due to the riding hiatus often forced by seasonal weather. RSI can provide this education because of providers. The RSI team is proud to continue to train provider instructors to ensure consistent best in practice training methods.
RSI Online Portal Update
In 2019, a new Electronic Submission Portal (ESP) was created to give RSI providers a more convenient, efficient method of transferring student graduation documents. The portal is a multi-phase project that offers customer friendly service to both RSI providers and customers. RSI continued development of the ESP in 2020 by adding endorsement availability through myBMV.com. On June 10, 2020, eligible customers obtained the ability to add their motorcycle endorsement to their driver license online using their myBMV.com account.
Next Phase advances include Barcode Scanning and Skills Exam:
- Barcode Scanning: Training instructors will be able to scan the back of each student’s driver’s license, populating course and testing information and streamlining what is currently a manual process.
- Skills Exam Results: Electronic submission capabilities will be expanded to include skills exam results.
Future Phases include:
- Customer will have the ability to securely sign up and pay for safety or training courses through RSI website.
- Prospective providers can submit applications through the RSI website.
The challenges faced during the COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020 did not stop RSI and its providers from executing training in a safe manner across the state. The number of riders trained increased by nearly 3% compared to last year. The demographic split remained about the same with 27% female and 73% male. The pass/fail rate was also consistent year-over-year with 87% pass and 13% fail. Of those who passed, more than 1,800 were able to gain their endorsement through the new feature introduced on the portal, which means they did not have to visit a BMV branch. RSI remains focused on promoting training courses and increasing the number of riders trained each year.
Students Trained By Year
Collision & Fatality Demographics
RSI remains focused on educating riders of all experience levels about safe riding habits and the importance of ongoing training. The number of collisions increased by 8% in 2020 with the most common cause of failure to yield right of way. Collisions resulting in a fatality also increased in 2020, with the highest increase in fatal collisions in Marion and Lake counties. RSI is working with its providers and key providers to promote training offerings across the state and is also focused on educating motorists about safe driving habits for everyone on the road to increase motorcyclist safety.
Top 3 Collision & Fatality Causes
Failure to Yield
Right of Way
Ran off Road (Right)
Following Too Closely
2020 Motorcycle Fatalities by County
Number of Collisions by Year
Collisions Resulting in Fatalities by Year
2020 BMV Annual Report
Read about the Indiana BMV's activities throughout the preceding year.