Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety


Motorcycle Safety Training Locations and Enrollment Information

Motorcycle Safety


Motorcycle Training

All military personnel who operate a motorcycle on/off base are required to complete an approved motorcycle rider safety course prior to operating these vehicles. (Ref: DODI 6055.04, OPNAVINST 5100.12, MCO 5100.19F, AFI 91-207). Individuals needing to register for motorcycle safety training can find registration and local information and the current class schedule below. Be advised, open seats are very limited and fill quickly.


Motorcycle Safety Course Requirements

The purpose of the Navy motorcycle safety training program is to provide both novice and experienced motorcycle operators with the opportunity to enhance their riding skills, knowledge, and techniques throughout their riding career. The program is an effort to reduce mishaps, which in the past have negatively affected readiness. Commanders are encouraged to establish joint training programs with installation and unit commanders of the other Service and local and State motorcycle safety program managers, wherever practical. Training shall be provided to all Sailors within 30 days of the Sailor's request for training. The levels of motorcycle safety training include:

Level I.
Level I courses include: the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) BRC (Basic Rider Course), any State approved curriculum intended to provide novice riders the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a drivers license motorcycle endorsement, any course approved by any of the other Services, or any entry level rider training course approved by OPNAV N09F/COMNAVSAFECEN. All Sailors who plan to purchase or operate a motorcycle (regardless of their intent to ride the motorcycle on or off base) shall complete level I training prior to operating these vehicles. Additionally, operators of government-owned motorcycles shall complete level I training prior to operating a government owned motorcycle. All riders must complete level I training prior to attending any advanced level motorcycle training.

Level II.
These courses are intended to build upon the skills and knowledge that riders obtain in level I courses. The MSRC (Military Sportbike Rider Course) and Advanced Rider Course are examples of level II courses approved for sport bike riders. The Advanced Rider Course and Experienced Rider Course (ERC/BRCII) are examples of level II courses approved for non-sport bike riders. A complete and current listing of all OPNAV N09F/COMNAVSAFECEN approved level II rider training courses is available on the NAVSAFECEN's Web site.

Follow-on Training. All Sailors who operate motorcycles shall complete Level II training within 60 days of completion of Level I training or upon changing the type of motorcycle ridden. Motorcycle operators who are properly licensed and have completed Level I training may immediately enroll in and complete Level II training.

Refresher Training. All Sailors who operate motorcycles shall complete Level II or Level III refresher training every three (3) years.

Off Link sites:

Command Navy Region Southwest | ESAMS |


Motorcycle Safety Training Enrollment Information

The motorcycle safety registration process has changed.  Hard copy registration forms will no longer be used to register for motorcycle safety training.  Instead, individuals needing to register for motorcycle safety training, will need to go to the following site: 

Once logged in to ESAMS follow these steps to enroll:

  1. Click on "Global Training" on the top navigation
  2. In the Class Search, make sure the following options are selected:
    • Type of Training: Traffic Safety
    • Region: Navy Region Southwest
    • Installation(s): NSA Monterey, CA
  3. Search for the month for the course you would like to enroll in.  The current schedule is below.


Note: International Students and all dependants will need to have access to their own EDI-PI/DoD ID # to enroll into MC Safety Training courses.  Please do not utilize your sponsors EDI-PI/DoD ID#.


If you need assistance please contact the safety Office at


Please also be aware that the Basic Rider course also does not meet the requirements for the DL 389’s for the state of California.


Motorcycle Safety Class Schedule



Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Advanced Rider Course (ARC) 10/12/2019
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) 11/9/2019 - 11/10/2019
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Experienced Rider Courses (ERC/BRC 2) 11/16/2019
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) 12/7/2019 - 12/8/2019
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General Motorcycle Safety Tips

You can't control other drivers, but you can help avoid serious motorcycle accidents by taking charge of the things you can control. Follow these seven tips while on your motocycle:



  Always wear a helmet
Choose a helmet that displays the DOT label which indicates that it meets federal safety standards.
  Know your limits
You and your motorcycle have limits.  Know them!  Do not buy more bike than you can handle.
  Watch your speed
Follow posted speed limits
  Keep your distance
No one likes a tailgater. Keep a safe distance between your bike and other vehicles.
Use your signals.
  Use both breaks
When braking use both brakes at the same time by applying them slow and steady.
  Be Seen
Avoid blind spots and always use your headlights day or night.



Motorcycle Rider Down Report

Information gathered from 1 Oct 17 through 30 Sept 18
USN Riders Killed in FY 2018: 14
Total Navy Motorcycle Mishaps Reported in WESS for FY 2018: 260
USMC Riders Killed in FY 2018: 13
Total USMC Motorcycle mishaps reported in WESS for FY 2018:  158




DUI Consequences


Recreactional Vehicles


All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Off-Road Vehicles (ORV)


All Sailors and DoD civilian personnel who operate government-owned, leased, or rented ATVs and ORVs shall successfully complete the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) ATV rider course or an OPNAV N09F/COMNAVSAFECEN-approved ATV and ORV course prior to operating these vehicles.

Prior to operating a privately owned ATV and ORV on any Navy installation, the operator must successfully complete the SVIA ATV rider course or an OPNAV N09F/COMNAVSAFECEN-approved ATV and ORV rider course.

All Sailors who intend to operate a privately owned ATV and ORV are highly encouraged to complete the SVIA ATV rider course or an OPNAV N09F/COMNAVSAFECEN approved ATV and ORV rider course, regardless of their intent to ride the ATV and ORV on a Navy installation.

ATV and ORV course availability can be found on the ESAMS Web site, or by contacting either the local base or installation safety office or SVIA:; phone (800) 887-2887.


Alternate Vehicles


Alternate vehicles are mechanized equipment capable of on or off-road travel and designed to provide a means of transport for one or more individuals. Alternate vehicles include, but are not limited to: multitracked or multi-wheel vehicles, ATVs, low speed vehicles (LSV), personal mobility transport devices, motorized scooters, golf carts, agricultural carts, go-peds, amphibious machines, ground effect air cushion vehicles, motorized roller blades, go-carts, gas powered skate boards, wind powered vehicles or other means of transportation deriving motive power from a source other than muscle (hand or foot) power. Vehicles used for military, fire, emergency, or law enforcement purposes are EVs are not considered alternate vehicles and all EVOC training and operating procedures apply.



DUI Consequences

Consequences for DUIs are severe. Why take the risk?


DUI Fines

Bail out of jail $900
Release impounded car $75
Impound fees $135
Lawyer fees $1,000
Arrest fees $459
First offender classes $450
Restricted license fee $100
Work alternative program $50
Sr-22 fee $50
Court fine $1,500
Total $4,709


Other Problems:

  • Could lose your job
  • Could lose custody of your kids to an x-spouse
  • Could do time in jail 5-15 days for 1st offense, 1-6 months for 2nd
  • Will attend classes for 16 weeks, 2nd offense 18 months
  • For a second offense classes are $1,200
  • Second offense breathing device installed in car $1,200
  • Probation for 10 years
  • Driver license suspended & restricted for 5 months
  • Could cause an accident, killing someone - life imprisonment
  • Required to observe an autopsy
  • You will pay $5,000 - $10,000 in extra car insurance over the next 7 years


Driving Information for Military Personnel

'Driving Information for Military Personnel in California' can be found on the California Highway Patrol web site.