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Senseless Losses

As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, dozens of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

Animal Crossing

I was about 500 feet from the exit for Fort Belvoir, riding in the right lane on a poorly lit section of the road. I was almost home free when I suddenly saw a gray mass in front of me. Whatever it was, it didn’t seem to know what it wanted to do.

  • 24 April 2022
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The Most Critical Piece

A helmet is the most critical piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) a rider wears. According to Army policy, riders are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV). It only makes sense if you want to prevent traumatic and fatal head injuries.

  • 13 March 2022
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2021 was a Rough Year

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.

  • 8 January 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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