Motorcycle Safety

Leadership expresses Memorial Day safety

Leadership expresses Memorial Day safety

Fort Gordon Globe

On May 28, we remember and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great Nation.

Memorial Day is set aside as a time to pay tribute, honor our fallen comrades, and to give thanks to all Servicemembers.

Traditionally, the Memorial Day weekend signifies the beginning of the summer season.

Increased travel, barbecues, water related activities, and warmer weather are the catalyst for a historical increase in off-duty accidents with injuries. We must exercise care and identify the inherent risk involved with all summer activities.

May is also Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

We encourage everyone to exercise good judgement when traveling the roadways, especially when riding motorcycles.

All drivers should be cautious and maintain a defensive mindset while driving.

Commanders will ensure vehicle safety inspections are current and conduct safety briefings with their units.

Safety briefings should always emphasize seatbelt usage, hazards of drinking and driving, and prohibitions on texting and driving.

As we are entering the summer season, the hazards of recreational water activities, to include topics from boating to swimming in pools, lakes, and the ocean should also be included.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Each of you has as much authority as (Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos M.) Simmons or I to stop or mitigate circumstances that could save someone’s life or prevent injury.

Think Safety!

Enforce Safety! Act Safely!

We thank you for all you do for our Nation and our Army.

Enjoy this weekend with your family and friends as you remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and welcome summer back to the Central Savannah River Area.

We look forward to having a great summer season and your safe return!