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PLR 18-045 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 25-year-old Specialist assigned to 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died 23 February 2018 in a PMV-2 mishap in Clarksville, Tennessee, at 1320 local. The Soldier was operating a sport bike, with the right of way, when he collided with a truck that turned into his path. He was licensed, Motorcycle Safety Foundation trained and wearing personal protective equipment.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS

As a rider, you can’t be sure that other vehicle operators will see you or yield the right of way. To lessen your chances of a crash occurring, be visible - ride in the best lane position to see and be seen.

Also remember to:

  • Search your path of travel 12 seconds ahead.

  • Identify and separate hazards.

  • Be prepared to act — remain alert and know how to carry out proper crash-avoidance skills.

  • 6 March 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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