As we approach the kick-off to summer, motorcycle safety is something to take a moment to reflect upon – even if you don’t ride a motorcycle. You may not be aware, but the number one cause of fatalities for Coast Guard personnel is motor vehicle and motorcycle mishaps. As we approach the kick-off to summer, motorcycle safety is something to take a moment to reflect upon – even if you don’t ride a motorcycle! Leaders at all levels have a professional and personal responsibility to promote motorcycle safety. Equally important, it is the responsibility of every individual to practice safe behaviors as part of personal risk management when operating a motorcycle. Together we can reduce motorcycle mishaps and safely share the road!
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Serving in the military is both challenging and rewarding. From the Commandant to the newest recruit, each member is challenged to become proficient at their craft and is handed a level of responsibility.
Peers often play a significant role in an individual’s decision to begin riding a motorcycle. Peer influences include the type of motorcycle to ride, whether to take training, and what personal protective equipment to wear. While it is ultimately a rider’s decision and responsibility, peer influences cannot be ignored.
Operating a motorcycle requires physical skill sets such as hand and eye coordination and balance. Many new riders learn to ride on their own with no formal training, and learning to ride in everyday traffic can be dangerous. Many new riders simply do not fully understand the necessary skills needed to be a safe rider.
May is recognized as motorcycle safety awareness month. Throughout the month, Coast Guard All Hands will share important information for Coast Guard men and women who ride, and for supservisors of those who ride.
This ride was another stepping stone in increasing the experience level which will consequently decrease the risk of a motorcycle mishap,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Carl Louis. “We tend to build complacency at performing the same task on a daily basis, such as putting on our safety gear, saddling our motorcycles and riding. This ride served as a reminder of why we check our vehicle before each ride, wear the proper attire and focus on basic riding skills.