Depending on where you live, the winter months can range from a minor drop in
daytime highs to five feet of snow and temperatures in the single digits. As a result,
preparing to ride a motorcycle during the winter can be as simple as throwing on
an extra base layer of clothing or as difficult as negotiating ice on the roadway.
Here are some tips to keep you safe while riding during the winter season.
On the home front, a Soldier’s
“battle buddy” is often his or her
family. Engaged families can
make a huge difference in the
safety of our Soldiers off-duty.
Learn the safety culture and
climate within your organization
with the Army Readiness
I had just assumed command of my company and
was eager to gauge my unit’s range safety program.
Unfortunately, my predecessor couldn’t execute
a thorough handoff with me before I took over,
so I had a lot to learn about my new Soldiers.
I’d never flown behind a CH-47, but I knew how much
rotor wash they were capable of creating. Therefore, I
was going to give them more than enough room since
the LZ was so large. What I wasn’t ready for was the
amount of dust that was kicked up.
According to the Governors
Highway Safety Association,
41 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico,
Guam and the U.S. Virgin
Islands ban text messaging
for all drivers.
The Know the Signs campaign is
designed to heighten awareness
of risk factors and provide
leaders and Soldiers the
tools they need to address
safety issues in their unit
or peer group. The signs are
all around. It’s up to you to
recognize and act on them.