Motorcycle Safety. 303 RD MI BATTALION. Safety Gear Saves Lives?. MOTORCYCLE GUIDELINES. AR 385-10, Prevention of Army Motor Vehicle Accidents
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Note: *Motorcycle Safety Foundation Endorsed
REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES ON OR OFF POST
A Safety Briefing and a Motorcycle safety inspection will be required Monthly
All Military personnel must wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) while on and off duty as well as on or off Post.
(Per AR 670-1)
1–17. Wear of personal protective or reflective clothing
a. Protective headgear. Soldiers are authorized to wear commercially designed, protective headgear with the uniform when operating motorcycles, bicycles, or other like vehicles, and are required to do so when installation regulations mandate such wear. Personnel will remove protective headgear and don authorized Army headgear upon dismounting from the vehicle.
b. Protective/reflective clothing. Soldiers may wear protective/reflective outer garments with uniforms when safety considerations make it appropriate and when authorized by the commander.
Clothing designed for riding and conspicuity provides the best level of protection for the rider. Jacket has retro-reflective piping and pants are made of retro-reflective material.
Retro-reflective Piping And Retro-reflective Mesh Below Pockets
Note: This does not mean it is impossible to hit the guy ahead of you if he loses control of his bike.
Always be careful of sand, dirt, loose gravel or poor road conditions,
especially when going around corners. One simple rule is as follows:
Always Ride Defensively
ALWAYS DRIVE DEFENSIVELY
REMEMBER - OTHER VEHICLES ARE BIGGER THAN YOU.
THEY WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL IN AN ACCIDENT
Your unit and enforce the standards.
THE BOTTOM LINE
DON’T BE A STATISTIC