FY08 Fatality Rate is generally on par with FY07. It is still too early to determine any significant trend for any service.
FY07 Class A Mishaps November 2008 NSC used the new data collected from PMV-MIR reports to isolate fatalities by type motorcycle. Military, sport bikes are involved in a significant number of motorcycle fatalities. National is not as pronounced but the National data is from 2005. The significance drove the need for a Sport Bike specific training plan. Next Next
Training and Stand down focus areas should be focused on historical high fatality time frames.
BASES WITH KNOWN TRAINING MOTORCYCLES 4 @ MCAS Yuma (2-200cc & 2-250cc) Camp Pendleton MCAS Miramar 15 @ MCB Quantico (donated by Virginia Motorcycle League) 11 @ NAS Pensacola 2 @ NOB Norfolk TRAINING BIKES:
Motor vehicle trends have been tracking down Cars are becoming safer More riders are wearing seat belts DUI’s have decreases Motorcycle trends have been tracking up Bikes are becoming more powerful More riders are on the road (more popular, higher gas prices, cheaper than cars) Military are returning from deployments with more ready cash
DON figures parallel National figures as far as age of riders and fatalities. Speed or Loss of Control are leading factors, especially for Sport Bikes. Nationally in 2005 Speed was a factor in 57% of the Sport Bike fatal crashes. Training is either not documented or not complied with. The focus for the future will be to reach all riders with training! Priority will be first year riders who account for 48 Percent of the fatalities. Riding Experience 18-26 yrs old – Less than six months 27-34 yrs old – A little over 5 yrs. 35+ yrs old - Greater than 10 yrs.
Marine Fatalities are highest in California, and North California Camp Pendleton, CA and Cherry Point, NC have been selected to lead the Sport Bike Rider Course. (Pendleton start: December) (Cherry Point start: March) Navy Fatalities are highest in California, Florida and Virginia Camp Pendleton and San Diego have joined forces to provide the Sport Bike Rider Course. Florida and Virginia are also early to begin. (Jacksonville start: February) (Virginia start: March) Navy and Marine Key rider coaches from the high risk states have been selected to become Rider Coach Train-the-Trainers. (April) They will become qualified to teach Rider Coaches in their area, and the Sport Bike Course so that it can be implemented as soon as possible. Currently California and Jacksonville are teaching the Sport bike class on a regular basis.
California, Florida and Virginia are our highest fatality regions. Additionally: All three states are fleet concentration areas California and Florida have riding seasons that last almost the full year. All three states have concentrations of both Navy and Marines North and South Carolina have the next highest fatalities. They are home to a high concentration of Marine units.
West Coast Fatalities are centered in California. East Coast Fatalities are distributed across the Eastern Seaboard with the highest fatality rates in the same latitude equivalents as California. Gulf and Central States are reasonably safe for riding because of a wide variety of reasons: No fleet commands. No concentration areas Widely distributed commands More rural and less cosmopolitan areas Weather not conducive to long riding seasons To reduce motorcycle mishaps the focus and funds should primarily be distributed along the East and West Coast Fleet concentration areas, and Along the Gulf Coast commands.
2006 PMV Fatality Rates (Oct 1 2006 through October 16, 2006) 4-Wheel 2-Wheel Pedestrian Totals Navy 8 3 0 11 Marine Corps 6 5 1 12 Navy/Marine 14 8 1 23 You guys just aren’t getting it!!! The object is to keep you alive and you’re out there doing things that could either KILL you or cause you serious bodily injury.
DoD Motorcycle Service Comparisons <ul><li>Riders without training are the most likely to get killed or injured </li></ul><ul><li>The first year as a rides is the most dangerous! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for training at your local Safety office. </li></ul><ul><li>If you purchase a new bike you should re-take the training! </li></ul>
Today’s Riders typically wear PPE. But often are unfamiliar with the handling characteristics of their machine Double click picture box to run video Double click to advance presentation
Motorcycle Training <ul><li>What type of motorcycle is involved in most Fatalities? </li></ul>
FY07 Class A Mishaps by Type Motorcycle <ul><li>Sportbikes are the most dangerous two wheel vehicles usually because of the ride’s inability to handle the performance or poor judgment. </li></ul>
Peer Pressure can have a positive or negative impact on fellow riders…….. Double click picture box to run video Double click to advance presentation
<ul><li>Dangerous times of year </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment return </li></ul><ul><li>Long weekends </li></ul>Training and Stand-down Should be held for: Critical Days of Summer Surviving Driving Spring Break
Motorcycle Types Dirt Bike 50-650cc High ground clearance, not road ready Standard 650-1800cc, 700-1200lb, High power Sport Touring 1100-1800cc 450-650lb, High performance Intro Bike 125-500cc, 200-500lb Super Sport 650-1100cc 290-350lb, High performance Scooters 50-650cc Sport Unclad 650-1100cc 290-350lb, High performance
Motorcycle Training <ul><li>Why are motorcycle fatalities in the spotlight? </li></ul>
Marine Corps PMV Fatality Trends by Type Rate per 100,000 personnel FY 03 – 08 <ul><li>Automobile Fatalities continue to fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Motorcycle Fatalities continue to rise </li></ul>
Motorcycle Training <ul><li>Is Motorcycle training effective at reducing fatalities? </li></ul>
USN/USMC FY 06 – 07 Motorcycle Class A Profile FY06 FY07 Note the significant number of untrained riders who died.
Fatalities by location <ul><li>In what states are the highest Motorcycle Fatality Rates? </li></ul>
USN/USMC Motorcycle Fatalities FY07/08 by Service
USN/USMC Motorcycle Fatalities FY07/08 2/3 3/0 2/1 2/0 0/1 0/1 1/0 8/1 11/7 0/1 0/2 1/0 Japan Single Mishap;no trend 2 Mishaps;possible trend 3 or more Mishaps;Trend
Safety Tips <ul><li>Don't assume a driver can see you. Wear helmets with retro-reflective materials; bright, contrasting clothing; fluorescent vests. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your headlight on at all times. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of blind spots. If you can't see a driver's face in the rear-view mirror, he can't see you, either. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your turn signals and don't make any sudden moves. </li></ul>
Safety Tips <ul><li>The most likely situations for a wreck: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Riders inability to make a turn. (too fast or poor skills) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A car turning left in front of you. (poor situational awareness) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A driver changing lanes or turning when you are in his blind spot. (poor riding habit or rider speed related) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rider Loss of control. (usually speed related) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impaired Riding </li></ul></ul>
Mishap Summaries <ul><li>Two Sailors died in separate accidents two days apart where a vehicle turned into their path. They were wearing all the right equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>A Marine crossed center line, hit SUV, then was hit by another motorcycle. </li></ul><ul><li>A Sailor SN on motorcycle collided head-on with PMV. No helmet. </li></ul><ul><li>A Marine riding motorcycle at high speed lost control and hit tree. </li></ul>
Use The Right Equipment <ul><li>DOT approved helmet </li></ul><ul><li>Goggles, face shield or impact resistant safety glasses (wrap around or padded to seal the eyes) </li></ul><ul><li>Sturdy over the ankle footwear </li></ul><ul><li>Long sleeve shirt or jacket: (Motorcycle specific equipment highly recommended) </li></ul><ul><li>Long pants: (Motorcycle specific equipment highly recommended) </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective vest for night-time riding </li></ul><ul><li>Full-Fingered Gloves </li></ul>
Scenarios <ul><li>You just got off of work late and you’re exhausted. It’s dusk and will be dark in a half-hour. Traffic is backed up on your normal route, so you decide to take an alternate route home through mostly suburban streets. What kind of hazards should you expect to face and how can you reduce your chances of being in an accident? </li></ul>
Myth Busters <ul><li>Myth: A helmet will effect my peripheral vision. I might not see a hazard in time to avoid it. </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Unless your eyes are in the wrong spot on your head or your visor is covered with mud, helmets don’t restrict vision. They provide at least 210° of peripheral vision. Normal peripheral vision is between 200° and 220°. </li></ul>
FAQs <ul><li>What instruction covers motorcycle safety? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OPNAVINST 5100.12H, MCO 5100.19E and DoD 6055.4. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do I have to attend a motorcycle safety course to ride off base? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes. You must attend a Motorcycle Safety Foundation approved safety course in order to ride your motorcycle on or off base. </li></ul></ul>