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NEWS | March 21, 2023

502d Air Base Wing Safety Office hosts motorcycle safety fair March 31

By Steve Elliott 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

A motorcycle safety fair is being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 in the parking lot area between the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Exchange and the Class VI Store at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Last fiscal year, the Department of the Air Force suffered 10 motorcycle fatalities and a recorded 121 motorcycle mishaps. Seven Airmen have already been lost this fiscal year due to motorcycle mishaps.

Preliminary reports show these mishaps had contributory factors such as excessive speed, alcohol consumption, insufficient training (overdue or no training entered in Motorcycle Unit Safety Tracking Tool, or MUSTT, and improper or no personal protective equipment.

All Air Force on-road motorcycle rider are required to enroll in, maintain, and have a MUSTT account in accordance with AFI 91-207, paragraph 1.3.11. –

MUSTT was designed as a demographics tool in assisting riders with staying current on all required Air Force training and briefing requirements. This tool is monitored by unit motorcycle safety representatives to provide commanders with the information needed to ensure all unit riders are afforded the training and briefings in a manner complying with requirements.

“Most, if not all, of these mishaps were preventable if members would have used proper risk management and personal accountability,” said A. Scott Winstead, occupational safety and health specialist with the 502nd Air Base Wing Safety Office at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. “The Air Force Chief of Safety is requesting our help to change this negative trend by engaging with our leadership team and the riding community.”

The following issues are being addressed:

  • Encourage personal accountability and the importance of off-duty risk management.  Defending the Human Weapon System starts with each and every one of us.
  • Emphasize the importance of controlling impulses to speed or drive erratically around other vehicles on the roadway.
  • Discuss the importance of completing proper motorcycle training and having the training documented in MUSTT.
  • Stress the importance of PPE.  Remind riders helmets are mandatory on & off base. Encourage Airbag vest usage, as they can reduce blunt-force-traumas up to 60%. Use of proper PPE, including airbag vest, could have reduced the mishap severity or may have prevented injuries altogether.

See for more information or register for any of the Motorcycle & Traffic Safety Courses and Supervisor Safety Training.