Why should we think safety?
• Motorcycles are vulnerable on the street because riders are exposed. Motorcycles have two wheels compared to vehicles with 4 wheels and lots of steel surrounding them.
• Every individual is important and needed!!
How can I become a better, safer rider?
• Sign up for the Basic Rider Course offered free at Fort Drum. Receive a points reduction on your license and discount on your insurance. You will also become a better, safer rider from taking this course.
• We also offer an Experienced Rider Course, a great refresher for seasoned riders.
Requirements for motorcycles on federal installations
• AR 385-55 requires that soldiers attend the Motorcycle Safety Course prior to operating a motorcycle on or off the installation, on or off duty. Enrollment into the course does not provide for a temporary post registration or a temporary riding pass (except for the dates of the course).
• Full-fingered gloves
• Over-the-ankle sturdy boots
• Face shield or shatterproof goggles
• Dept. of Transportation-approved helmet
• Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
• Long pants, made out of heavy material (jeans or better)
• Fort Drum has a Motorcycle Mentorship Program, go to the following site for info: http://www.mountainwarriors.org/.
Motorcycle Statistics Fact Paper
• 10th Mountain Division
• Class Date Rank Motorcycle Type Location
• B 22-Apr-05 E7 03 Yamaha Ft Drum
• C 22-Aug-05 E4 Suzuki Ninja Ft Drum
• C 18-Jul-05 E5 Springer Softtail Harley Ft Drum
• A 29-Nov-05 O3 2004 Harley Heritage Ft Polk
• C 11-Mar-06 E5 05 Kawasaki Ninja 636 Ft Drum
• C 22-Mar-07 E3 07 Kawasaki ZXGRR Ft Polk
• C 17-Apr-07 E4 07 Suzuki GSX600 Ft Polk
• A 19-Apr-07 E5 07 Suzuki GSXR Ft Drum
» E5 > 63%
» Sport / Speed Bike 63%
• Army (taken from CRC database and preliminary loss reports - PLRs)
• 2005 Accidents / Fatalities 139 / 40 Fatal = 29%
• 2006 Accidents / Fatalities 181 / 51 Fatal = 28%
• 2007 Accidents / Fatalities 57 / 13 Fatal = 23%
• 2005 Accidents E5> 60%
• 2006 Accidents E5> 65%
• 2007 Accidents E5> 71%
• 2005 Sport / Speed Bike 39% (PLRs this year not specific on all type bikes)
• 2006 Sport / Speed Bike 60%
• 2007 Sport / Speed Bike 100%
• 3-Yr Combined Average 56%
Don’t let this happen to you. Think motorcycle safety.