To register for the free class held on Fort Carson, click or call the Fort Carson Safety Office at 719-524-1273. During the summer months, accident exposure on the road will increase as people travel more often and for longer distances. If you see a rider falling behind, slow down so they may catch up. If you use an open-face helmet, you should have a snap-on face shield in place when you ride, or buy a pair of goggles that can withstand the impact of a stone or other debris. This can be done very fast because you don't have to wait for the bike ahead of you to finishing parking. .
Retention — the chin strap's ability to stay fastened without stretching or breaking. If you have significant difficulty or become a risk to yourself or others, as determined by you or your RiderCoaches, you will not be permitted to continue to ride other options may be available for developing your riding skills. He said the course was worth all the effort expended in setting it up. Protective eye devices designed for motorcycle operators impact or shatter resistant safety glasses, goggles, wrap around glasses sealing the eye, or face shield properly attached to the helmet shall be properly worn. The program is an effort to reduce mishaps that negatively affect readiness. Group Parking Parking in an orderly method substantially reduces the time for all to get off the road and out of traffic. Riding Staggered A group of motorcycles generally rides in a stagger formation for safety reasons.
The safety course is a requirement for all motorcycle riders to drive on a military installation. If you don't make it through the intersection with the group, honk your horn and wait for the light. The Middle or Rear Road Captain will stop with the problem bike. Wearing of long sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers and full-fingered gloves or mittens is required. Judgment is impaired, a false sense of confidence may develop, the field of vision is reduced, hearing is less acute, concentration becomes difficult, and speech and balance become adversely affected. And the days of heavy or cumbersome helmets are over. He recommended other experienced riders repeat the course to maintain their riding skill.
Unfortunately, they are probably already physically and mentally fatigued when they start their trip. You should decide that one person in your car will not drink. Classes at Fort Carson are only for Active duty, Guard, Reserve and Department of Army civilians who ride a motorcycle in the performance of their duties. It is more likely to come off your head upon impact. Intersection Stopping When stopping as a group at an intersection, break stagger formation and pull up beside the bike in the adjacent lane.
If you become sleepy behind the wheel, do something to stay awake. You will find that two seconds is a long distance when riding at highway speeds. Their testing methods differ, but the intent is the same: to make certain any helmet they approve has life-saving, shock-absorbing minimums. The probability of a driver falling asleep at the wheel under such conditions is high. The course will provide you with the opportunities and experiences to acquire the basic knowledge and skill that enable you to continue to practice and develop your safe riding habits.
One look around your dealer's helmet display will convince you that nearly any decoration you could want on a helmet is already available. Further, safety helmets can reduce the risk of fatal injury to nearly one-third of the risk without one. According to the National Safety Council, out of the more than 80% of reported motorcycle accidents that result in personal injuries, head injuries are the most frequent cause of death. To successfully complete the course, you must: 1 attend all sessions, and 2 achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test covering course materials, and 3 achieve a passing score on a riding-skill evaluation. This will help the Road Captain see them. The use of Snell standards by helmet manufacturers is voluntary. All initial or beginner motorcycle training courses must be instructed by certified or licensed personnel.
Pedestrians must be cautious and should look before walking into the street, even in a crosswalk. This comes from within the group, as well as the outside. Stopping for a few minutes is not going to cost a lot of travel time. All riders must complete level I training prior to attending any advanced level motorcycle training. Some factors affecting the alcohol concentration in a person's body are a person's weight, quantity and kind of food in the stomach, amount of alcohol consumed, the time span of drinking, and the length of time since the last drink. If you cannot get in, call us for an immediate class.
The follow-on training must target the type of motorcycle the Marine owns or operates. Personnel should not be required to wait more than 30 days during the local riding training season to receive training. Pedestrians should never assume a motorist is watching. Footwear Local policy may differ sturdy over-the-ankle footwear that affords protection for the feet and ankles durable leather or ballistic-type cloth athletic shoes that cover the ankles may be worn. Retirees, Department of Army Civilians who do not ride a motorcycle as part of their duties, contractors and Family members, are not able to take the motorcycle classes on Fort Carson. Pedestrians Many Fort Hood Soldiers have lost their lives while walking and not paying attention to traffic.