Eleven of those 18 operators were found to be at fault. Additionally, we had two Private Motor Vehicle-Motorcycle (PMV-2) mishaps resulting in permanent total disability.
The base's third annual "See Me, Save Me" motorcycle safety campaign is set to begin with a motorcycle ride on Wednesday, June 13. The campaign aims to encourage motor vehicle operators to be on the lookout for motorcycles on the road.
"Motorists aren't used to seeing motorcycles on the road during the winter months, but with warmer weather more and more motorcyclists are taking to the roads and people need to start looking specifically for motorcycles when driving," said Allan Woods from Hill's safety office.
The safety of all personnel traveling on Hill Air Force Base roadways is paramount, whether it's in a car, truck or on a motorcycle. The risk of operating a motorcycle without proper safety equipment can prove deadly. Recent tragic events across the Air Force and within the local community suggest motorcycle safety standards need additional emphasis. Accordingly, security forces will take action to ensure the safe operation of motorcycles while on Hill AFB. All riders should be aware of the requirements set in place to prevent safety mishaps.