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Backroad Blunder

I grew up in Hawaii. You know what that’s like — warm, sunny weather just about every day. Our summer temperatures typically run in the mid- to high 80s, with winter cold snaps plunging the mercury into the mid- to low 80s. My only previous winter driving had been at Fort Rucker in the polar regions of south Alabama.

How Designated is Your Driver?

The driver was going over the posted speed limit and there was a light rain that had been falling for a few hours. He’d driven this road from his installation to the city, where they partied, several times, but this trip was different.

  • 21 August 2022
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Blackout on the Blacktop

There are two lessons I learned from this experience. First, always conduct thorough research (and probably seek medical advice) prior to introducing new supplements into your body.

  • 14 August 2022
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Know How to Tow

Towing a trailer can be dangerous if you don’t understand how the added weight and length can affect your vehicle’s handling. I began towing trailers shortly after I first started driving.

  • 17 July 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Reducing PMV Fatalities

Private motor vehicle safety is a topic that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It might be a small part of a final formation briefing or unit PMV inspections, but rarely does it garner the focus of events such as range operations or tactical convoys.

  • 5 June 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Buckle Up and Slow Down

When I returned to the states, I had difficulty transitioning back to normal driving in my private motor vehicle (PMV). As a result, I racked up numerous traffic tickets within a two-year period, including three for speeding and two others for seat belt infractions.

  • 15 May 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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