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The regular use of motorcycles by Defence personnel for both pleasure and a means of daily commuting is well recognised by Defence. Documented research confirms that motorcycle (MC) riders and pillions are at far greater risk of death and serious injury than people in cars. Fatal and non-fatal accidents across Defence cause significant loss of capability and consequential direct and indirect costs including medical fees, compensation claims, and lost investment in training and productivity.
Defence seeks to establish a MC Rider Training Program (RideSAFE) aimed to improve awareness, skills and attitude, and importantly enhances a riders’ ability to negotiate critical conditions. Ultimately the program aims to reduce the number of MC related accidents and the associated injuries and deaths of members, with the resultant impact to welfare, capability and cost.
Three years with two extension periods of up to 12 months.