Warhorse Mentorship Ride, a motorcycle safety training program provided to soldiers at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, has been launched in an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle collisions in the area. According to the program’s representative, the primary cause of motorcycle collisions is an improper attitude. Stress and high risk behavior are also contributing factors to motorcycle collisions, according to the Armed Forces Heath Surveillance Center. More than 4,000 soldiers were killed in motor vehicle collisions in 2011, according to statistics provided by the center. Almost one in four of the active service members killed in the line of duty between the years of 1999 and 2010 were killed in motorcycle collisions. At Fort Hood, the mentorship motorcycle riding program allows soldiers to ride motorcycles around the base in civilian clothes as part of the Warhorse Mentorship Ride, which is intended to instruct soldiers on the best practices for motorcycle riding, including watching the road ahead to anticipate obstacles and other potential hazards before they become a problem. Riding a motorcycle requires the operator to be aware of all of his or her surroundings at all times, according to the program’s instructors.
As a Roseville auto accident lawyer, I hope these safety programs reduce the dangers of highway travel for all motorists. If you or someone you love has been injured in any sort of accident, please consider contacting a personal injury lawyer in Roseville.