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CC Motorcycle Safety BriefingCommander’sMotorcycleSafety BriefingFY19 Commanders BriefOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

AFI91-207 16 FEB 2017One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

LANE SHARING/SPLITTINGBy order of the 452AMW/CC-Lane Splitting isnot permitted while onMarch ARB. Violators maylose on base drivingprivileges.One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Motorcycle Operator TrainingINITIAL TRAININGINTERMEDIATETRAININGREFRESHER TRAININGIdeally within 60 days butno later than 1 year aftercompleting initial training.Complete at least every 5 years.(T-0)Time FrameProvide training within 30 duty days ofrequest for training.(T-0)Pending completion of initial training,commanders may authorize operatorswho possess a valid motorcyclelicense, endorsement or riders permitto ride subject to any restrictionsimposed by such license,endorsement, or permit.One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Motorcycle Operator TrainingINITIAL TRAINING*INTERMEDIATE TRAINING*REFRESHER TRAININGMeet Motorcycle SafetyFoundation (MSF) BasicRiderCourseSM (BRC) orState-approved course in lieuof DoD initial training.Approved Host Nationequivalent courses IAW4.4.2.6.Meet or exceed requirementsfor initial training. (T-0)MSF BRC-2, Military SportbikeRidersCourseSM (MSRC),Advanced RidersCourseSM(ARC), Air Mobility Command(AMC) Sport Bike, or DoDComponent defined training.(T-0)Sport bike riders shall attendthe MSRC, ARC,AMC SportBike or a DoD Componentdefined training (sport bikefocused) to satisfyintermediate trainingrequirements (T-1)Meet or exceedrequirements for intermediatetraining. DoD Componentdefined training.Installation or unit organizedrides, IAW Attachment 4. Sportbike riders may attend anyapproved refresher training. Asport bike focused refreshercourse is highlyrecommended.*California State Approved Course is MTC for initial and IRC for intermediateOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Motorcycle Operator TrainingOPTIONSAccept the original orcertified copy of acompletion card of any MSFor State-approved course inlieu of DoD initial training.*Riders who were properlyregistered in MUSTT andhad required training priorto effective date of thispublication willautomatically be enteredinto refresher training statuswith a completion date of nolater than 12 September2018.One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY REP(MSR)(AFI91-207)1.3.9. Motorcycle Safety Representatives will:1.3.9.1. Be the focal point for information on motorcycle training,education, mentorship and AFSAS Training module-MUSTT. (T-3)1.3.9.2. Assist commander in identifying mentors to manage the unit'smentorship program based on their riding experience, proficiency anddemeanor in riding.1.3.9.3. Brief on-road motorcycle operators, within 30 duty-days of arrivalor identification. Briefing topics will include items prescribed in UnitMotorcycle Safety Briefing Checklist, Attachment 2. (T-2) USAFR andANG operators will complete initial motorcycle safety briefing within twounit training assemblies. (T-2)1.3.9.4. Coordinate with the unit commander on the preseason/annualmotorcycle safety briefing, see Attachment 3. (T-2)1.3.9.5. Use the AFSAS Training module-MUSTT to track AF Militarypersonnel on-road motorcycle operator’s trainings, briefings anddemographics. (T-2)One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

SAFETYDefinition of Safe1.Secure from danger, harm, or evil.2.Free from danger or injury; unhurt: safe and sound.3.Free from risk; sure: a safe bet.Motorcycle riders accept a higher level of risk!The key is to MANAGE the risk to acceptable levelsThere is a difference between RISK and DANGEROne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

RISKPersonal Risk Management – know the risks and take action to minimize them-break the mishap chain Obtain good riding skills (MSF course) and continue to hone Wear proper gear (helmets and protective clothing) See and be seen (reflective gear and lights) Be alert (others are not) Consider minimizing exposure by not riding when hazard is higher (lateat night, low visibility, etc.) Match speed to conditionsShort-term “fun” with a bad decision can lead to long-term suffering orDEATH—Consequences will be far worse on a bike than in a car! Speeding, reckless acceleration Stunts Weaving in and out of traffic or driving between traffic lanes Tail-gatingOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

RESPONSIBILITIESWhat are you responsible for as a rider? Being prepared Knowing your limits Riding within those limitsOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

PREPARATION Skills – Do you have the right skills to safely ride? Protective Gear – Are you adequately protected? Mental – Are you mentally ready? Physical – Are you physically ready? Mechanical – Is your motorcycle ready?One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Preparation - Skills An approved motorcycle safety course or having a statemotorcycle endorsement is MANDATORY before you can legallyride on or off base. (In military status) March ARB does not have loaner motorcycles at this time.Contact your Motorcycle Safety Rep (MSR) if you do not have amotorcycle but intend to ride. The on base course is free for military and DoD civilianpersonnel (Space available for civilian and dependents) The course will cover basic riding skills, rules, and regulationsand will include both academic and practical (riding) activity.One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Preparation - Protective GearRequired to wear: A DOT or SNELL-approved helmetSturdy footwear (Boots highlyrecommended)Full fingered gloves or mittensPants (not shorts) and long sleevedshirtsImpact resistant goggles, full faceshield.Brightly colored upper garment;reflective at night (HighlyRecommended)Think about your life, and you will think twicebefore not wearing PPE!!!One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

HELMET/PROTECTIVE GEARSome states do not require a helmet to be worn on amotorcycle, however, California law does require theuse of helmets.andAs a military member, you are required to wear ahelmet AT ALL TIMES while operating a motorcycleon/off base and on/off duty, regardless of state laws.AFI91-207 required protective gear is required at alltimes.One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

AFI91-2071.3.4. Commanders and functional managers below winglevel will:1.3.4.1. Consider intentional misconduct or willfulnegligence in accordance with AFI 36-2910, Line ofDuty (Misconduct) Determination for personnel whofail to properly use seat belts, wear protectiveequipment, or operate a motor vehicle whileintoxicated or distracted, in violation of requirementsby the US Air Force, local, state, federal or Host Nationlaws. (T-0)One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

VISIBILITYOuter, upper garment (vest or jacket)Highly Recommended: Brightly colored during theday (front and back) Reflective at night (front andback) Clearly visible (not covered byback packs, etc.)One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

PREPARATION - MENTALSafe riding is as much as 90 percent mental and only 10 percentphysicalBe mentally prepared to process what you see and be ready toreact to that informationVery important to use some kind of visual scan technique Short look at instruments, radio, etc. Focus on potential danger: vehicles, pedestrians,animals, road signs, construction, etc.One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

SEARCH, PREDICT, ACTHow do you search visually? Scan aggressively and continuously Turn head, move eyes, use mirrorsWhat should you predict? A prioritized range of possible outcomes Expect the worst case and plan for evasive action!What are the three potential actions available to you? Adjust speed: SLOW DOWN or STOP! Adjust position/direction: change lanes, turn Communicate: horn, lights, gestures, eye contactThis is a CONTINUOUS process!One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Attention ManagementTop Attention Management Challenges—be aware of them! Inattention Distraction Channelized Attention Task Saturation/OverloadOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Attention ManagementTURNSCrosscheck vigilance required! Slow down You can’t see out in frontas far Potential for tires losingtractionAvoid fixation on objects duringturns Tendency to move towardthat objectWatch out for obstacles!One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

PREPARATION - PHYSICAL Much more coordination needed to ride a bike than to drive a car Riding is challenging enough without chemical impairment(Alcohol, drugs, or over the counter medicines) Alcohol impairs your vestibular system; balance is required to ridea motorcycle! Wind chill and rain can lead to hypothermia-stay warm! Fatigue has an effect on you similar to alcohol!One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

PREPARATION - MECHANICAL“T-CLOCK”Tires and wheels (Pressures)Controls (Levers, Hoses, Throttle)Lights (Battery, Lenses, Reflectors)Oil (Fluid capacities: engine/coolantChassis (Frame, suspension, Chain/Belt)KickstandOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

LIMITSKnow the limits of the Motorcycle, the Environment, and the Operatorand ride within those limitsMotorcycle limits include braking, acceleration and handling Adjust suspension before riding with a passenger Make sure loads are properly secured and distributed Braking, acceleration, and handling all change with weight Get to know your bike away from traffic, if possibleEnvironment limitations include road conditions, weather, and visibilityOperator limits include experience, skill, and fatigueOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

DANGER AREASIntersections are the most likely place formotorcycle accidents!Turns are a killer, too!Speed makes everything worse!Alcohol and motorcycles don’t mix!One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

PMV-2 FatalitiesFY19 (thru Jan)One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

Class A Mishap Details:Ground Off-DutyOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

CONSEQUENCESOne Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

CONSEQUENCESDon’t subjectyour family tothe dreadedknock at thedoor.One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

QUESTIONS?For Motorcycle Safety Class Dates: Check with your Unit Safety Rep (USR) Check 452 AMW Safety SharePoint Or contact 452 AMW/SEG @ 951-655-4481One Air Force, Same Fight An Unrivaled Wingman

1.3.9.3. Brief on -road motorcycle operators, within 30 duty-days of arrival or identification. Briefing topics will include items prescribed in Unit Motorcycle Safety Briefing Checklist, Attachment 2. (T-2) USAFR and ANG operators will complete initial motorcycle safety briefing within two unit training assemblies. (T-2) 1.3.9.4.

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