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It’s no secret that over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that motorcycle accidents are on the rise. I am now a part of both of those statistics.
Addicted to that Rush
It was a little nerve-racking to ride in a car after returning from Iraq. As any combat veteran who consistently went outside the wire will tell you, every pothole or pile of trash on the side of the road was a threat. When you return home, it’s natural to think the same.  
  • 1 August 2014
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Pavement Problems
On my cross-country trip last summer, I was surprised to see that highways in general have deteriorated over the past several years. One major hazard I encountered was deep ruts in paved roads. And they were surprisingly hazardous. 
  • 1 August 2014
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Play it SAFE
As Soldiers in Aviation, we are tasked to operate many pieces of equipment. We are taught how to assess risk and mitigate it. However, dozens of Soldiers are killed every year operating a common piece of equipment — their private motor vehicle. 
  • 1 July 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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When You’re Hot, You’re Hot
The ride south over the Siskiyou Mountains from Oregon to California started out cool enough. Up at 4,000 feet, it was chilly enough that I was glad I had added the jacket liner and neck warmer. But a hundred miles later, as I descend into the Sacramento Valley, the temperature begins to soar. 
  • 1 July 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Two-Up or Two Down?
As we cruised down the road on my GSXR 750 at 40 mph, the girl riding on the back whispered into my ear, “What does this thing got?” At that exact moment, a little devil appeared on my shoulder and said, “Let’s show her!” 
  • 1 June 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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