Motorcycle Safety

Requirements for new riders:
  1. Speak with your Unit Motorcycle Safety Representative
  2. Create an AFSAS account
  3. Be properly licensed, endorsed or have a valid learners permit for the class and size of motorcycle.
  4. With a learners permit you need to attend an approved Basic Riders Course, like the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's BRC®. This training should occur within 30 days of you notifying your units MSR.
  5. Preferably within 60 days but no longer than 1 year of attending basic rider training, or becoming a rider if you are already licensed you need to attend an intermediate training course.
  6. Upon successful completion of your intermediate training you are now in a sustainment category.
    1. Enter all training into your MUSTT record for proper credit.
    2. You are required to attend an annual rider's safety briefing and refresher training every 5-years.
    3. You need to keep your AFSAS/MUSTT account active, log-in every year.
  7. Changes in assignment, motorcycle, or extended period away from riding may trigger additional requirements.
    1. When you do not rider for an extended period of time or change your bike, it is recommended you attend training to familiarize yourself with the bikes handling.
    2. If you PCS or change assignment to a different commander you will need to be briefed by your respective commander.
  8. If you decide not to ride and no longer have a street motorcycle log into AFSAS and change your settings so you are no longer an active rider.
Air Force required PPE‚Äč
  • HELMET: Must be approved by either Snell, Department of Transportation DOT or United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Standard 22.05. Helmets come in three basic types, Full-Faced, Three-Quarter and Half helmet. Though all offer protection the full-faced helmet offers the maximum protection of the three.

  • Eye Protection: Must conform to ANSI Standard Z87.1 or UNECE 22.05 or British Standard (BS) BS6658. Can be goggles, wrap-around glasses or full-face shield as long as they comply with one of the above standards. A motorcycle windshield alone does not constitute eye-protection. Certifications can be found on lens or frames.

  • Protective Clothing: Long-sleeved shirt/blouse or jacket, long trousers. Wearing of a motorcycle jacket and pants constructed of abrasion-resistant materials with absorbing padding is strongly encouraged. It is also highly recommended that PPE incorporates fluorescent colors and retro-reflective material.

  • Hand Protection: Gloves should be made out of leather or some other abrasion resistant material and be fullfingered. Adding fluorescent colors and retro-reflective material to the gloves is highly recommended.

  • Foot Protection: Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear which affords protection to the whole foot and ankles. Consider souls on the shoes which are anti-slip and offer superior traction to prevent slippage during stops which require putting a foot or both feet down.

Motorcycle Mentorship Rides

Motorcycle Mentorship rides occur on at least an annual basis. Contact your MSR for information on the next mentorship ride opportunity.

Resources:

DoDI 6055.04
DAFI 91-207
Air Force Safety Center Motorcycle Safety page