Defense department encourages safer motorcycle riding

Posted on April 19, 2012

A joint effort between the United States Department of Defense and the U.S. Army aims to promote safer motorcycle riding behavior among military personnel in all types of weather conditions both on and off the base in hopes of decreasing the odds that they will be involved in an accident that might lead to injury or death. According to information provided by the promotional safety campaign, motorcycle riders can reduce their risk of becoming injured or killed if they are involved in a traffic collision by wearing recommended safety apparel such as durable shoes and gloves, full pants, jackets, long sleeved shirts, and especially safety helmets that include protective eye wear such as a full face shield or safety goggles. Army Safety Program Regulation 385-10 suggests motorcycle riders wear brightly colored, luminescent jackets or safety vests. All military owned motorcycles must have their headlights turned on whenever they are in operation, except for in cases where local and state laws or the mission objective requires them to be turned off. All handheld communication devices, as well as earbuds or headphones are prohibited for anyone riding or driving a vehicle on base.

As a Bakersfield car accident lawyer, I hope that this campaign is successful in making the roads safer for motorcyclists and motorists alike. If you have been injured in a traffic collision involving any sort of vehicle, please consider hiring a personal injury attorney in Bakersfield.

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