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In fiscal 2021, motorcycles accounted for 24 Soldier fatalities, up two from the previous fiscal year. Four-wheeled PMVs accounted for an additional 44 fatalities, a 52% increase from last year. There were also six pedestrian/non-motorist fatalities, which was up by one from fiscal 2020, for a total of 74 off-duty PMV-related fatalities.

DEATH: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Ask yourself the questions to determine if what you are about to do is going to result in the potential injury or death of yourself or others. Realize that you have the choice to not participate.

  • 4 January 2022
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Motorcycling Misery

I’m what you’d call a 50-50 rider. If the chance of rain is greater than 50 percent or the temperature is lower than 50 F, I prefer not to ride.

  • 28 November 2021
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The Unseen Hazard

As an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army, I — like most of you — have been exposed to a significant amount of safety training. We’ve all learned that the unseen hazard is oftentimes the most dangerous.

  • 14 November 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Speed-Related Deaths Up in 2021

The National Safety Council estimate for total motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2021 was 21,450, up 16% from 18,480 in 2020 and up 17% from 18,384 in 2019.

  • 5 November 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Never Outride Your Ability

It was the beginning of fall, and my friend, Joe, and I planned a trip with the motorcycles we’d bought earlier in the year. Our bikes weren’t new, but they were new to us and had all the power one could ever need.

  • 10 October 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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