Motorcycle Safety Program

Motorcycle Safety Program

The 88th RSC Safety Office can fund Soldiers for Motorcycle Safety Foundation based Basic Rider Courses, Experienced Rider Courses, and Sport Bike Rider Courses.

Begin by informing your supervisor and then visit the MSF website, www.msf-usa.orgto find a company that offers motorcycle training in your area.

When you are sure you can attend the course, call the company to pre-register, inform the that your reservation will be paid for by the 88th RSC.

Make syre you get the person's name and telephone number who handles registration fee payment.

Complete a SF 182, Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training and 88th RSC motorcycle training request form with your commander, supervisor, or unit administrator's approval.

Provide enrollment information to your supervisor and safety officer; include this information in an e-mail to 88th RSC Safety Office at

Course requests to the 88th RSC must be received at least 30 days prior to start date to allow arrangement for payment.

The Safety Office will contact the company once the request is received. The intent of the 88th RSC is to issue payment as early as possible after receiving the required information, but no earlier than 30 days prior.

Immediately after course completion, you must e-mail a copy of your certificate or MSF card to both your supervisor and the 88th RSC Safety Office.

HELMET: Helmets are required and must meet DOD and DOT standards. Helmets are the single most important item of PPE and should be comfortable and fit snug.

EYE PROTECTION: Eye protection is required; it can be a full-shield helmet or goggles. Impact or shatter resistant goggles, wrap-around glasses, or full face shield properly attached to the helmet must meet or exceed ANSI Safety Code Z87.1, for impact and shatter resistance. A windshield alone is not proper eye protection.

JACKET: A long sleeved shirt or jacket must be worn. When driving during the day, a brightly colored outer upper garment will be worn. Reflective upper garment must be worn at night.

GLOVES: Closed-finger Gloves are required and should be made specifically for motorcycle use. The intent is to protect riders’ fingers from strikes from flying objects. Gloves that are not for motorcycle use, provide less and protection.

PANTS: Pants are required to cover the entire leg and should provide the same protection against abrasion as jackets.

BOOTS: Over-the-ankle footwear is required and should be made of sturdy leather and have a good oil resistant sale to reduce slipping hazards. Army boots meet the requirement.

Points of Contact

88th RSC Safety Specialist
Randy Eddy

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