Fort Belvoir Motorcycle Safety Requirements by HC120625194640


									Fort Belvoir Motorcycle Safety Requirements

With motorcycle rider fatalities now accounting for 11 percent of total
fatalities, and dramatically affecting the overall highway fatality rate, the
Directorate of Emergency Services, along with the Installation Safety Office has
stepped up the enforcement of the Fort Belvoir Regulation [FB Reg 385-10 (1 Aug
00) and FB 190-5 (15 Feb 06)] and Department of Defense Instruction (DODI 6055.4
HSPG 3) pertaining to motorcycle safety.
Stepped-up enforcement will entail checking riders as they enter the Installation
to ensure they are in compliance with the regulation. Police Officers will also
be stopping violators to advise them of the proper safety equipment and issuing
citations when appropriate.
The Directorate of Emergency Services’ utmost concern is the safety of all
motorists driving on the Installation. By ensuring these safety measures are
being observed will make the Installation roadways safer for all.
In addition to the required safety equipment, there are a few simple pointers
that all motorists should be aware of - both motorcyclists and motorists.
For Motorcyclists:
      Get trained and licensed
      Wear gear all the time
      Don't drink and ride
      Ride within your limits
      Be a lifelong learner
For Motorists:
      Look Out for Motorcyclists
      Don't be distracted
      Give two-wheelers some room
      Use your signals
      Think “safety”
Remember - all persons operating motorcycles on the Installation must have
completed an approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation course. Please contact the
Installation Safety Office for more information, 703-704-0649 or visit the MSF
website at
All Motorcycle Riders, both military and civilian, must comply with Virginia
State Laws and the post Safety Policy, FB Reg 385-10 (1 Aug 00) and FB 190-5 (15
Feb 06) as described below:
1.    Riders must successfully complete an Army approved Motorcycle Safety
Course. Rider must have card in their possession while driving.
2.    Motorcycles and mopeds must have headlights turned on at all times except
where prohibited by local laws.
3.    Riders will wear a properly fastened, approved helmet that meets
Department of Transportation (DOT) motorcycle safety helmet construction
4.    Riders will wear proper eye protection, full-fingered gloves, long
trousers, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, high-visibility safety vest or jacket
that is fluorescent in color, with retro-reflective qualities that can be seen
from the front, sides, and rear; must be worn at all times. Leather boots or
over-the-ankle shoes,
5.    Proper eye protection includes shatter-resistant goggles or a face shield
attached to the helmet. A motorcycle or moped windshield or fairing is not
considered proper eye protection.
6.    Government-owned motorcycles and those motorcycles and mopeds registered
on an Installation by military personnel and motorcycles and mopeds owned by
civilian personnel and operated on a military reservation must have two rear view
mirrors (one mirror on each side).
7.    The use of headphones or earphones while driving a motorcycle or moped on
Army installation roads and streets is prohibited.
Violations of this policy will result in:
1.    Denied access through gates if not in proper attire.
2.    Notification of the Soldier/Civilian's chain of command.
Repeat offenses can/will result in revocation of on post driving privileges.
Remember - Safety First and Share the Road!

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