Motorcycle Safety Helps Marines Keep Their Tires on the Road.

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES ATLANTIC, Norfolk Va.(Dec. 6, 2005) -- The number of service members who own and operate motorcycles continues to grow. Unfortunately, as the number of riders grow, so do the mishaps. During the first month of fiscal year 2006 the outlying commands of Marine Forces Atlantic sustained six motorcycle accidents that resulted in three fatalities and three injuries.

Some motorcycle accidents are difficult to prevent due to the actions of other drivers. Most often however, the responsibility for safety rests with the individual.

"Too many of these fatalities we are experiencing are the direct result of poor decision making by the person riding the motorcycle," said John Gifford, who is a motorcycle safety course instructor at Naval Station Norfolk, and a native of Tullahoma, Tenn.

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