HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Warmer weather means motorcycle riding season is here and Air Force safety officials are hard at work providing riders with valuable training and resources to keep them safe throughout the year.
Over the last two years, the Air Force has seen an increase in motorcycle fatalities, and with gasoline prices at historically high levels, more riders than normal may choose motorcycles as a means of transportation to save gas.
This year, officials are taking a new approach by providing more resources to include the DAFRider educational video series, preseason briefing template, and safety materials that can be used throughout the year.
The intent is to provide riders with current AFI guidance, answer training questions, and ensure all riders are prepared before they ride in an effort to prevent accidents from happening.
All units are asked to make 100% contact with military riders (face-to-face) to ensure their MUSTT records are updated, discussing rider’s concerns and verify their training is complete or scheduled.
Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, chief of safety for the Department of the Air Force, has a brief video introducing the new #DAFRider motorcycle preseason kickoff at https://www.safety.af.mil/Divisions/Occupational-Safety-Division/Air-Force-Rider/.
Additional resources (including the 2022 DAFRider preseason briefing template) are also available at:
AFSEC/SEG PMV-2 SharePoint (available from a CAC-enabled device)
AFSEC DAFRider public website
For more information, please contact Patrick Hansen, 801-586-3066, or visit the Hill AFB Motorcycle SharePoint (available from a CAC-enabled device) at https://usaf.dps.mil/sites/21134/HillAFB/Moto/default.aspx.
(Portions of this article were compiled from Air Force Safety Center communications.)