Motorcycle accidents involving Marines have been on the rise and the Marine Corps wants to do something about it. This Thursday, Camp Pendleton officials will hold “Motorcycle Fest,” an event that will have mandatory safety presentations, a stunt rider, and a poker run game. Breakfast and a barbeque lunch will be served.
Since October 1, 2007, 24 Marines have been killed in motorcycle accidents, up from the prior year, which recorded a record 19 deaths. The order for the safety event came from Gen. James Amos, who stated in his order to the base, “We can and will improve our ability to prevent future unnecessary losses of sailors and Marines.” Gen. Amos also stated that the Marine Corps is working to make more motorcycle safety courses available.
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