REQUIREMENTS TO OPERATE A MOTORCYCLE WITHIN THE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND (APG) COMMUNITY
Each operator of a motorcycle must have a valid state license with a motorcycle endorsement. Each operator must also complete the mandatory Army approved motorcycle safety course and carry the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course completion card whenever operating a motorcycle on Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation course completion card must be produced along with a valid identification card for inspection upon arrival at APG entrance gates. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the denial of the privilege to enter and ride a motorcycle on the installation.
Each motorcyclist and passenger is required to wear the below personal protective equipment and clothing while operating or riding on APG:
· Garment Visibility. A brightly colored (white, yellow, orange, silver, etc.) upper garment during the day and a clearly visible reflective upper garment during dusk/dawn and at night must be worn. Outer garments will be properly secured, clearly visible, and not covered. Items (backpacks) may be worn on top of the outer garment, but they must meet the same visibility requirements of the outer garment. Brightly colored/reflective belts do not meet the outer garment requirement but may be used as an augmentation on a backpack when worn. Military uniforms are not considered brightly colored.
· Helmets. Certified to meet Department of Transportation (DOT) standards properly fastened under the chin. Novelty or replica type helmets are unauthorized.
· Goggles and Face Shields. Impact or shatter resistant goggles, wraparound glasses, or full face shield properly attached to the helmet must meet or exceed ANSI Safety Code Z87.1 for impact and shatter resistance. A windshield alone is not proper eye protection.
· Mirrows. Rear view mirrors must be mounted on handlebars or faring, and headlight must be turned on at all times while operating a motorcycle.
· Sturdy Footwear. Leather boots or over-the-ankle shoes must be worn. No high-top tennis shoes of any kind are permitted.
· Clothing. Long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers such as blue jeans or leather suit, and full-finger gloves designed for use on a motorcycle.