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Traffic Safety

TRAFFIC SAFETY- It is a known fact speed, fatigue and alcohol are all factors that contribute to mishaps and accidents. We cannot stress enough the importance of getting this information out to our personnel. Keep in mind off-duty activities are the most challenging in keeping individuals safe. The Naval Safety Center website has made available tools to help in reducing accidents.

Traffic Safety Training

Traffic Safety Training is coordinated and managed by the respective CNRMA Public Safety installation’s Safety Office. Please contact the them, as indicated below, to obtain course quotas. Below is a brief synopsis of the courses currently offered:

Level I:

Basic Rider Course (BRC) - Motorcycle Safety Course(16 hours, 3 days). Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved course. Course is mandatory for all active duty personnel who operate motorcycles on/off-base and on/off duty, and DoD/NAFE civilian personnel operating on-base. State MC license with appropriate motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle learner’s permit is required to enroll for personnel operating their own motorcycle for the course. (Personnel operating a MC with a permit are required to comply with the issuing state requirements for permits. Example: VA requires permit holders to ride with another rider who has a motorcycle operator’s license.) Training sites now have a limited number of training aids for use by personnel who are novice riders or considering the purchase of a motorcycle. Operators of motorcycles with attached sidecars or three-wheeled motorcycles are excluded from required motorcycle training. The BRC card does not expire, however all riders shall continue to enhance their motorcycle skills and competency by completing a follow-on Naval Safety Center approved motorcycle training course (i.e., ERC, MSRC, etc.) at a minimum of every 3 years.

Level II:

1. Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC) (8 hours, 1 day). Course is required for military personnel operating a motorcycle on or off duty, regardless of their intent to ride their motorcycle on-base; and DoD/NAFE civilian personnel operating a motorcycle on any naval installation are required to complete the course. Course satisfies the mandatory recertification requirements for sport bike riders, however all sport bike riders are encouraged to complete the training as soon as possible. Riders must have proof of completion of the BRC; and obtained a MC operator’s license prior to enrolling. Riders must provide their own motorcycle for the class.

2. Experienced Rider Course (ERC) – Motorcycle Safety Course (8 hours, 1 day). Motorcycle Safety Course (5 hours, 1 day). Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved course. Group riding suite IS NOT included with this training. Riders must have proof of completion of the BRC to enroll in the course; and obtained a MC operator’s license prior to enrolling. Riders must provide their own motorcycle for the class.

3. Advanced Rider Course (8 hours, 1 day).  The Advanced Rider Course (ARC) is the equivalent of the Military Sport Bike Course, with the difference being it is geared towards cruiser riders.  The first half is classroom training that focuses on your behavior as a rider.  The second half is riding on the range and practicing the different body positions you learn about in the classroom.  There are 8 exercises, mostly geared towards cornering, stopping quickly and safety on your motorcycle.  The course can be taken on either a cruiser or sport bike.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Rider Course (8 hours, 1 day). Operators of government-owned all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) shall successfully complete this course prior to operating these vehicles on any navy installation.

American Automobile Association/Driver Improvement Program (AAA/DIP) (8 hours, 1 day). Classroom instruction in traffic safety designed to establish and reinforce a positive attitude toward safe driving. This course is mandatory for (1) all, other than incidental, drivers of government motor vehicles (GMV); (2) military and DOD civilian personnel who, while driving a GMV, were involved in a crash on-base or off-base; (3) personnel operating a GMV or personal motor vehicle (PMV) who have been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation (i.e., reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, following too closely, failure to yield).

Driver Awareness Safety Training (DAST) (4 hours, 1 day). Classroom instruction in traffic safety designed to establish and reinforce safe driving habits with emphasis on individual responsibility and correct response to routine and emergency driving situations. Course meets the military personnel under 26 years of age traffic safety training requirement.

On-Line course Registration via ESAMS (search for a course on the Home page)

On-line Registration via Navy Motorcycle Rider Training Registration

Please contact the CNRMATraffic Safety Program administrator at (757) 444-3140 with additional questions.

Joggers, Fitness Walkers, and Bicyclist's- At night, or in periods of reduced/restricted visibility, joggers, fitness walkers, and bicyclists are encouraged to wear brightly colored, flourescent, or other reflective garments when near roadways on all Navy Region Mid-Atlantic installations.

Travel Risk Planning System (TRiPS) - an on-line, automated risk assessment tool for use prior to going on leave or liberty requiring driving out of the area.  Click here to login.

Click it or Ticket is a high visibility enforcement program designed to raise safety belt usage and save people from death and serious injury on the streets and highways.

The Naval Safety Center has released Traffic5100 - mishaps deprive us of people and resources, compromising our readiness. This handbook gives every Sailor and Marine the means to address real traffic-safety issues and provide practical solutions.

A Teen-Safe Community Health Initiative to reduce the incidences of tennage automobile crashed in Virginia. For more information visit Safe Teen Driving.

Side Mirror Adjustment Safe Driving Aid
Some of the most serious preventable accidents occur because of blind spots while driving! Now there is a remarkable simple solution discovered by an engineer named George Platzer.

Gas Pump Safety
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