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Driving and Motorcycle Safety Classes

Driving and Motorcycle Safety Classes

TRAINING COURSES OFFERED

Driver Improvement Program (DIP):

     For information on course and schedules, call:

     Naval Base Kitsap - 360-396-4893
     Naval Base Everett - 425-304-3560
     Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - 360-257-2629

Military and DoD Civilian personnel are offered this course if they:

  • Operate a government motor vehicle (GMV) as their primary duty, or they operate a GMV more than 8 hours a week as part of their incidental duties.
  • Have been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation while operating a GMV or who have been determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while on/off base.
  • Have been convicted of a serious moving traffic violation while operating a private motor vehicle (PMV) or who have been determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while on a DON installation.
  • Are a military member age 25 or under and have not received their initial 4 hour traffic safety training.

Motorcycle Safety:

  • BRC- The BRC is a 16 hour course aimed at beginning riders of all ages. This course is both classroom instruction and practical riding on a controlled motorcycle range. Students will use a loaner or their own (or borrowed) motorcycle in the course. In this course, you'll learn to operate a motorcycle safely, with a lot of emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic, straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping. You'll gradually progress to cornering, swerving and emergency braking. In the classroom you'll learn about different types of motorcycles, their controls, and how they operate. You'll find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to ride safely. A very important segment of the course will show you how to create your own strategy for riding in traffic, and dealing with critical situations. The course concludes with a knowledge test and skills evaluation.
  • ERC/BRC2- The ERC is an 8 hour course aimed at experienced riders of all ages. This course is practical riding on a controlled motorcycle range. Students will use their own (or borrowed) motorcycle in the course. In this course, you'll be refreshed on how to operate a motorcycle safely, with a lot of emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic, straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping. You'll gradually progress to cornering, swerving and emergency braking. You'll find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to ride safely. A very important segment of the course will show you how to create your own strategy for riding in traffic, and dealing with critical situations. The course concludes with a skills evaluation.
  • ARC- The Advance Rider Course (ARC) is a course designed for experienced sport bike riders in the military. For the purposes of this course, an experienced rider is one who has basic skills and is a current rider with a motorcycle license or endorsement. The ARC is designed to complement the skills learned and experienced in the BRC. Special emphasis is given to self-assessment, risk management, rider behavior, riding strategies and overall skill development, particularly in braking, cornering and swerving procedures and techniques. Examples and illustrations specific to sport bikes are used (and are generally applicable to all single-track, two-wheel motorcycles. LOANER BIKES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.

Motorcycle Rider Safety Classes

All military personnel who operate a motorcycle on/off base must complete required initial, follow-up, and refresher motorcycle training.  Civilian motorcycle riders are NOT required to complete any of the below motorcycle training but are required to possess a valid motorcycle permit or endorsement to ride on a Naval installation. However, DOD civilians, retirees, and active duty dependents can attend any of the courses on a space available basis.

All military personnel who operate a motorcycle on/off base shall complete an initial Basic Rider Course or equivalent COMNAVSAFECEN approved Level I course.

All military motorcycle riders will complete a Level II Intermediate/Sport Bike training within 60 days to 1 year of completion of Level I training. The Experienced Rider Course/Basic Rider Course 2 (ERC/BRC2) and Advanced Rider Course (ARC) are examples of Level II training.

Refresher training must be completed by all military riders at least once within 5 years. Completion of a Level II class or Level III (Advanced/Track Day curriculum) course meets this requirement. Contact your command’s Motorcycle Safety Representative or the Installation Safety Office Traffic Coordinators (at the numbers below) for information on Level III course requirements.

For information on course and schedules, call:

  • Naval Base Kitsap - (360) 396-4893
  • Naval Station Everett - (425) 304-3460
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - (360) 257-2629

Motorcycle Course Schedules

Maximum class size is 6 students for a single course or 12 students for a double course. Class size is subject to change due to availability of rider coaches.

Canceling a Course:

If you can't make your scheduled course, contact your command Motorcycle Safety Representative (MSR) or call the appropriate Safety Office at either Naval Base Kitsap at (360) 396-4893, for Naval Station Everett at (425)304-3560  and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - (360) 257-2629,  leave a voicemail at least two days prior to class before 3:30 p.m. It is essential to give advance warning so that we can place someone else in your spot and reschedule you for a later date. Military members that don't show up for their assigned course and haven't called to cancel will have a letter sent to their command as a no show.

Equipment Required for Safety Courses

  Personal Protective Equipment Required

  • The following personal protective gear will be worn by all students during range activities: face shield or goggles, DOT approved helmet, full fingered gloves, long pants, long sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy over the ankle footwear. Rain gear is highly recommended.

Student Equipment and Information

  • Students may check the box in ESAMS when enrolling in a BRC for a loaner motorcycle. Students must provide their own motorcycles for an ERC/BRC2 or an ARC. The motorcycle must be in good running condition. There will be a motorcycle inspection by the instructors, prior to use on the range. Bald tires, leaking fluids, etc., will not be allowed on the range and you will not be allowed to continue with the class.
  • Scooter riders are also welcome. The scooter must have at least a 50cc engine and capable of speeds of at least 30 mph. This information is available from your owner's manual, the dealer, or the manufacturer.

For information on course and schedules, call:

        Naval Base Kitsap - 360-396-4893
        Naval Base Everett - 425-304-3560
        Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - 360-257-2629

Registration - Current ESAMS Users

All course schedules and quotas are listed on the ENTERPRISE SAFETY APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ESAMS) at the following web link: www.navymotorcyclerider.com

Directions to Motorcycle Ranges

Directions to Keyport training area:
Go out the main gate at Bangor and stay straight on Highway 308 for approximately 3.5 miles. The Keyport main gate will be on your right. Proceed through the main gate and turn right on "A" street and continue through the 4 way stop, onto Prichard St right onto Westfall Rd until you see Building 95. (If you get lost or are uncertain, ask the gate guard at the main gate for directions to the B-95 Safety Office.)

Dependents and Retirees

Per CNIC, retirees (dependents) and DOD civilians can enroll in MSF courses on a space available basis. Dependents and retirees (dependents) can sign up via ESAMS at www.navymotorcyclerider.com

Contact Us

REGIONAL SAFETY OFFICE (N35)
610 Dowell St. Bldg 95
Keyport, WA. 98345-7600
360.396.6106 (DSN 744.6106)
Fax 360.396.7144
REGIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
360.315.5430 (DSN 322-5430)

Visit our Gateway Website (CAC access required) at:
https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrnw/om/safety.html

INSTALLATION OFFICES:

NAVAL BASE KITSAP
120 South Dewey St.
Bldg 491
Bremerton, WA. 98314
360.476.6287 (DSN 439.6287)
Fax 360.476.9047

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND
1170 Lexington Ave.
Bldg 108  Oak Harbor, WA. 98278
360.257.1961 (DSN 820-1961)
Fax 360.257.8740

NAVAL STATION EVERETT
2000 W. Marine View Dr.
Bldg 2000  Everett, WA. 98207
425.304.3560 (DSN 727.3560)
Fax 425.304.3461

NAVAL MAGAZINE INDIAN ISLAND
100 Indian Island Road
Bldg 69
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
360.396.5220 (DSN 744.5220)
Fax 360.396.7197

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