Accession Number:

ADA509849

Title:

Should the Marine Corps Ban Motorcycles?

Descriptive Note:

Contemporary issues paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

More Marines were killed in fiscal year FY 2008 by motorcycles than by insurgent groups in Iraq. Statistically, motorcycles posed a deadlier threat to Marines than did insurgents. To reduce fatalities, the Marine Corps should place a temporary restriction on the use of sport bikes to older, more experienced riders while expanding training and education on motorcycle safety throughout the force.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE