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I'm Still Here

Motorcycles were my thing growing up. I raced in motocross competitions just about every weekend and worked for the shop that sponsored me. I fell often enough to learn the hard way that my helmet, gloves, elbow and shoulder pads, boots, long-sleeved jersey and riding pants really did work.

It Wasn't His Fault

The rider stopped his motorcycle to render honors to the flag in front of 1st Armored Division Headquarters. The military police had halted all traffic, as the flag was to be lowered in just a few seconds. Then, the unthinkable happened — an inattentive driver plowed into the rider at 40 mph.

  • 1 February 2016
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The Intersection of Complacency and Surprise

There are always multiple threats facing a motorcyclist. We must be searching for the threats and their indicators, evaluating their potential, as well as our mitigation measures and escape options and executing these measures and options.

  • 1 January 2016
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Saved by the Helmet ... and Laptop

By the time Nicolas Laboy slammed on his motorcycle brakes, it was already too late. The Honda CBR 600 wobbled hard and fell over, and Nicolas skidded across the road until he and the bike crunched against the pickup truck.

  • 1 December 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Rolling Blunder

It was my last day on the rifle range. Actually, it was the last range I would fire on in my Marine Corps career. After earning another “expert” badge, I left with a feeling of accomplishment. I could now put a 16th award bar on my rifle badge, as every trip to the range had resulted in expert qualification.

  • 1 October 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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The Fix

To be honest, I haven’t always been the poster child for riding safely. I’ve been fortunate enough to survive my experiences and learn from them, but not everyone is so lucky.

  • 30 September 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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