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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month

The Army observes the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, as designated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The observance coincides with the beginning of riding season for many Soldiers and serves as an early kickoff for the critical days of summer.

In 2008, the Joint Service Safety Council identified motorcycle safety as the No. 1 non-combat safety issue facing the services that results in accidents and fatalities. With summer being the peak motorcycle-riding season, Army leaders engage the riders in their organizations to increase awareness of the hazards that are ever-present.

The Army has been able to reverse the trend through engaged leadership, training and education, and as a result, accidents and fatalities have decreased. Motorcycle safety and training remain a top non-combat safety concern.

U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center will continue to provide information on motorcycle safety tips, best practices, and training, as well as upcoming motorcycle safety events at Army installations. The Army's Motorcycle Mentorship Program is a voluntary unit or installation-level organization where inexperienced and seasoned motorcycle riders are paired together to create a supportive learning environment that promotes safe and responsible riding.

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program

The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program offers FREE training to all Pennsylvania residents and active duty military members with a class motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license.  Training is offered for motorcycle operators of all levels and includes: aspiring new riders, semi-experienced, three-wheeled, and advanced riders.

The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program offers classes throughout the entire year at multiple training sites throughout Pennsylvania. Class schedules are posted approximately 4-6 weeks in advance.  For additional information on obtaining motorcycle safety training, please call 800-845-9533 or visit http://www.pamsp.com.

Students who successfully complete the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program courses may be entitled to insurance premium discounts through participating insurance companies.

The USACRC continually solicits user feedback and provides information on safe motorcycling through the MMP websiteand social media. A motorcycle safety subscription page on the USACRC website(https://safety.army.mil)allows mentors and riders to receive real-time motorcycle safety information and query for existing MMP products. The USACRC's objective is to provide current and up-to-date information and material, including topics for all riding seasons, to improve communication and information flow.

More motorcycles than ever are registered on Army installations. Motorcycle riding has become the off-duty activity of choice for many Soldiers. Motorcycle accidents impact readiness and the safety of the Soldiers, Families and civilians is imperative for Army readiness.

 

Information provided by U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center