In honor of Motorcycle safety month, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) invited Honolulu Police Department to conducted a safety class to raise awareness TAMC)on May 19, 2014.

The training was open to all including current riders, potential riders, and those interested in more information on motorcylce safety.

According to Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Edmondson, NCOIC Troop Command S3 at TAMC , the overall goal of the training was to heighten awareness and help riders make smart decisions when they take out their motorcycles.

"We want to minimize and mitigate the dangers of riding. We not only have to watch out for ourselves, but also for the vehicles next to us," stated Edmondson.

This year so far, there have been a total of 18 motorcycle related fatalities, with 14 of those being Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs), and three of whom belonged to MEDCOM according to the U.S. Army safety site.

"Teaching new riders proper motorcycle safety and better techniques should help with reducing the risk or possibility that our Soldiers show up on the preliminary loss report," said Edmondson.

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