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SUBJ/MOTORCYCLE SAFETY UNDER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS//
AMPN/MCO 5100.19F, MARINE CORPS TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM//
POC/T.M. BEDELL/COL/SD/-/TEL: 703-604-4361/EMAIL: THOMAS.BEDELL@USMC.MIL//
POC/D.A. WISNIESKI/CIV/SD/-/TEL: DSN 664-4459/703-604-4459/ EMAIL: DALE.WISNIESKI@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message clarifies motorcycle safety requirements during COVID-19 restrictions.
2. Reference (a) states that Marines must have a valid motorcycle license, permit or endorsement prior to operating a motorcycle. The ability to obtain an endorsement is now limited due to Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) closing as a result of COVID-19 control measures. If a Marine cannot obtain the required license, permit or endorsement they cannot ride a motorcycle until such time as DMVs reopen and they are able to obtain the required certification.
3. All training requirements and certification/recertification timelines are in accordance with reference (a).
4. If a Marine has never completed Level I training (Basic Rider Course):
4.a. A Marine must comply with state requirements and have a state motorcycle endorsement in order to operate a motorcycle. A Marine with a state endorsement may ride without completing Level I training.
4.b. Marines are authorized to take an alternate motorcycle safety course as authorized by reference (a) at their own expense if available prior to USMC provided training resuming.
4.c. Unlicensed Marines are not authorized to ride motorcycles.
5. If a Marine has completed Level I training but has not completed LVL II training:
5.a. The deadline to complete the Level II training required by reference (a) is extended to 90 days after Marine Corps provided training has resumed.
5.b. Marines are authorized to take an alternate Level II motorcycle safety course as defined by referene (a) at their own expense.
6. If a Marine has taken required Level II training but is due for required refresher Level II training:
6.a. The deadline to complete the required Level II refresher training is extended to 90 days after USMC provided training has resumed.
6.b. Marines are authorized to take an alternate Level II motorcycle safety course as defined by reference (a) at their own expense.
7. Additional questions should be directed to the POC.
8. Release authorized by Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow, Lieutenant General, Director, Marine Corps Staff.//