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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

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									                                            PRIMI NOSCERE




                      303RD
                  MI BATTALION



As of: 1-Aug-11
                                 303rd MI Battalion
                                                        PRIMI NOSCERE



                  Safety Gear Saves Lives?




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                             303rd MI Battalion
                      MOTORCYCLE GUIDELINES
                                                                       PRIMI NOSCERE




      • AR 385-10, Prevention of Army Motor Vehicle
        Accidents
             – The wearing of headphones, earphones, or other similar
               devices while driving POVs (two or more wheels) on Army
               installation roads and streets is prohibited.

             – Each driver of a military or privately owned motorcycle or
               moped who is authorized to operate on an Army installation
               must be currently licensed by civil authorities and will be
               required to complete an *Army-approved motorcycle safety
               course that includes classroom training, hands-on training
               and a written evaluation

             Note: *Motorcycle Safety Foundation Endorsed



As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                            303rd MI Battalion
                  MOTORCYCLE SAFETY GEAR
                                                                                PRIMI NOSCERE




      • IAW AR 385-10, FH Supplement 1 to AR 385-10, FHR 190-5, and
        the 504th MI BDE Command Policy letter SA-06-01
             – Protective Helmet properly fastened that meets DOT standards
               (passengers as well).
             – Impact-resistant goggles or full-face shield (not fairings).
             – Highly visible commercially produced shirt, vest or jacket with at
               least a 12X12 inch area visible from the front and rear that is
               reflective at night. Outer upper garment will not be covered.
             – Long sleeve shirts or jackets .
             – Full-Fingered gloves .
             – Long trousers and leather boots or over the ankle shoes.
             – Headlights on at all times, rearview mirror on each side.
                     REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES ON OR OFF POST


As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                                    303rd MI Battalion
                  303rd   MI BN REQUIREMENTS
                                                                  PRIMI NOSCERE




      • All Soldiers will receive a counseling packet that
        contains the following:
             – A signed copy of BDE policy letter
             – A copy of counseling statement signed the Soldier
               quarterly
             – A copy of license, MSF card, and proof of insurance
             – Monthly Motorcycle Safety Inspection sheet
             – All packets will be kept on file by SSG Grendziak


              A Safety Briefing and a Motorcycle safety
                  inspection will be required Monthly

As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                       303rd MI Battalion
                  PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR             PRIMI NOSCERE




                            (PPE)

               All Military personnel must wear PPE
             (Personal Protective Equipment) while on
               and off duty as well as on or off Post.




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                            303rd MI Battalion
                  Additional Authorization                          PRIMI NOSCERE




                                  (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.



As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                        303rd MI Battalion
                          HELMETS
                                                          PRIMI NOSCERE




      • Helmeted riders have up to a 73% lower fatality
        rate than non-helmeted riders.
      • Helmeted riders have up to an 85% reduced
        incidence of severe, serious, and critical injuries
        than non-helmeted riders.
      • Motorcycle helmets are 67% effective in
        preventing brain injuries.
      • Non-helmeted motorcyclists are over three times
        as likely to suffer a brain injury as were those
        who were helmeted.

As of: 1-Aug-11
                                               303rd MI Battalion
                                                                               PRIMI NOSCERE




              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.




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                                  303rd MI Battalion
                                                             PRIMI NOSCERE




Jacket designed for riding provides protection:

    • Spine
    • Shoulders
    • Elbows




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                  303rd MI Battalion
                                         PRIMI NOSCERE




                  SHOULDER

                      ELBOW
                  SPINE




As of: 1-Aug-11
                              303rd MI Battalion
                                                                     PRIMI NOSCERE




                  Retro-reflective Piping   Retro-reflective Piping And
                                            Retro-reflective Mesh Below
                                                       Pockets




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                         303rd MI Battalion
                   Retro-reflective Piping And              PRIMI NOSCERE




                  Retro-reflective Mesh Panels




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                 303rd MI Battalion
                      Injury Prevention Components
                                                                   PRIMI NOSCERE




                  •   Clothing
                  •   Eye and Face Protection
                  •   Footwear
                  •   Gloves
                  •   Helmets
                  •   Reflective Vest or slash
                  •   Light colored clothing at night




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                        303rd MI Battalion
                  MOTORCYCLES ARE EVERYWHERE             PRIMI NOSCERE




                          AROUND US

           •Motorcyclists are much harder to see than
           automobiles.
           • Motorcycles must obey all rules of the
           road.
           •Always be alert to your surroundings.
           •Expect the unexpected.




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                              303rd MI Battalion
                  HOW SAFE IS MOTORCYCLING?
                                                   PRIMI NOSCERE




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                        303rd MI Battalion
                  HOW SAFE IS MOTORCYCLING?
                                                         PRIMI NOSCERE




      • Motorcycle fatalities represent 5% of all highway
        fatalities each year.
      • Just 2% of all registered vehicles in the United
        States are motorcycles.
      • The main reason for motorcycle fatalities is the
        motorcycle itself does not provide no protection
        in the crash.
      • 80% of motorcycles reported result in injury or
        death compared to 20% for automobiles.


As of: 1-Aug-11
                                              303rd MI Battalion
                     THE 2 SECOND RULE
                                                                            PRIMI NOSCERE




      • The ‘2 Second Rule’ means that in staggered
        formation there is a ONE second spacing
        between each bike, thus a TWO second spacing
        between bikes in the same track.
      • The ‘2 Second Rule’ should constitute your
        fundamental safety margin while riding in a
        group if you use it as a minimum spacing
        distance.
       Note: This does not mean it is impossible to hit the guy ahead of you if
                             he loses control of his bike.



As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                               303rd MI Battalion
                  STOPPING DISTANCE FACTORS
                                                      PRIMI NOSCERE




      •    Other Bikers and Automobiles
      •    Terrain and Obstacles
      •    Wet Road Conditions
      •    Gravity-Incline vs. Decline
      •    Lane of Travel with other Bikes and Autos




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                           303rd MI Battalion
                         OTHER DRIVERS
                                                                PRIMI NOSCERE




      •    When following a motorcycle double the 2’ Second Rule.
      •    Motor vehicles and Motorcycles all share the same road.
      •    Size Difference.
      •    Different Vulnerabilities.
      •    Double check mirrors and blind spots.
      •    Some cyclists weave in and out of traffic
      •     Danger may come at you from unexpected directions
      •    Take care when turning right at intersections. Riders
           often move forward next to the motor vehicle when
           turning right.


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                                                     303rd MI Battalion
                             PRIMI NOSCERE




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                  303rd MI Battalion
                          MOTORCYCLE SAFETY                          PRIMI NOSCERE




     Always be careful of sand, dirt, loose gravel or poor road conditions,
     especially when going around corners. One simple rule is as follows:

      When turning corners remember to:
             Slow down
             Look through the corner
             Lean into the turn
             Roll on the throttle




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                         303rd MI Battalion
                                                           PRIMI NOSCERE




                  THE MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR

     ALWAYS DRIVE DEFENSIVELY

                  • SEARCH
                    •SCAN and IDENTIFY

                  • PREDICT
                    •The Unexpected

                  • ACT
                   • DECIDE AND EXECUTE

          REMEMBER - OTHER VEHICLES ARE BIGGER THAN YOU.
          THEY WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL IN AN ACCIDENT

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                                                303rd MI Battalion
                             PRIMI NOSCERE




As of: 1-Aug-11
                  303rd MI Battalion
                           CAUSES THAT RESULT                             PRIMI NOSCERE




                              IN ACCIDENTS
           • Attitude
                  – Upset/Angry/Frustrated
           • Speed
                  – 34% Of All Motorcycle Crashes Were Fatal
           • Fatigue
                  – Long Day/Night Working
           • Alcohol
                  – 27% Of Motorcycle Crashes
           • Inexperience/Age
                  – 30 Y And Under 32% Of Crashes
           • Road Conditions
                  – Rough Road/Uneven
           • Weather Conditions
                  – Rain/Flooding/Windy
As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                               303rd MI Battalion
                                                             PRIMI NOSCERE



                   ATTACKING THE PROBLEM

          Operators Must:
          • Identify hazards and assess the risk, such as
            experience, weather and traffic conditions.
          • Complete the required training.
          • Wear required safety equipment.

          Leaders Must:
          • Identify untrained motorcyclists arriving in
            Your unit and enforce the standards.

As of: 1-Aug-11
                                                  303rd MI Battalion
                          FACTS
                                                         PRIMI NOSCERE




      • Traffic crashes are a leading cause of death and
        disability in the United States.

      • Motorcycle crashes claim the lives of over 2,100
        riders each year.

      • Per mile traveled, motorcyclists are 16 times
        more likely than a passenger car occupants to
        die in a traffic accident and about 4 times as
        likely to be injured.


As of: 1-Aug-11
                                             303rd MI Battalion
                      MORE FACTS
                                                          PRIMI NOSCERE




      • More than 80% of all reported motorcycle
        crashes result in injury or death to the
        motorcyclists.

      • Head injury is a leading cause of death and
        serious injury in motorcycle accidents, which is
        why helmets that meet or exceed federal safety
        standards should always be worn.

      • Research studies show that motorcycle helmets
        are 29% effective in preventing fatal injuries and
        67% effective in preventing serious brain injury.

As of: 1-Aug-11
                                               303rd MI Battalion
                  MOTORCYCLE SAFETY            PRIMI NOSCERE




                   THE BOTTOM LINE
        • NO ALCOHOL
        • DO NOT SPEED
        • RIDE DEFENSIVELY
        • USE EXTREME CARE
        • ASSUME THE OTHER GUY DOESN’T SEE YOU
        • RIDE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS

        USE COMMON SENSE AND THINK AHEAD
As of: 1-Aug-11
                                    303rd MI Battalion
                        FINALLY                     PRIMI NOSCERE




                  DON’T BE A STATISTIC




As of: 1-Aug-11
                                         303rd MI Battalion

								
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