Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course information:
DODI 6055.4 provides the baseline training and operation requirements for motorcyclists within DoD. Service regulations, such as AR 385-10 and AFI 91-207, contain certain motorcycle safety training requirements for Service Members and, in some cases, DoD civilian employees. Fort Knox provides this motorcycle safety training under the Installation Management Command’s (IMCOM) Army Traffic Safety Training Program contract. This training includes the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC), Experienced Rider Course (ERC), and Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC). All courses meet the DoD and service Component standards and are provided on-base.
Course registration is through the Army's IMCOM Registration System, or AIRS. The web address is https://imc.army.mil/airs/usg_disclaimer.aspx. Course attendance is limited to active duty, reserve and guard Service Members (on orders), and DoD civilian employees whose job description requires motorcycle operation. Those not eligible for the on-base courses can obtain training from state-certified schools. Information on state-certified schools is at http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/motosafeprogr....
Required Motorcycle Equipment
The DoD also has motorcycle equipment standards, as does the installation traffic code. Government and privately owned motorcycles operated on Fort Knox must have two rear-view mirrors (one mirror on each side), and have their headlights turned on at all times. Mopeds are required to be equipped with headlights, red taillights, red stop light, white license plate light, a red reflector on each side at the rear, amber reflectors on each side at the front, a rear-view mirror and brakes on each wheel.
In addition, each motorcycle operator and passenger must wear the following while driving a motorcycle on-post, and while operating a motorcycle on official duty off-post:
- Properly fastened Department of Transportation approved helmet
- Eye protection (shatter resistant glasses, goggles or face shield)
- Proper clothing (long sleeve shirt, long pants, and full-fingered gloves)
- Active duty personnel must wear reflective clothing on the front and back of the operator/passenger providing visibility in all directions
- Footwear (over the ankle leather-type boots)