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DVIDS – News – Safety of bikes, skates and inline skates on the base

By on January 29, 2021 0

In light of a recent increase in inquiries regarding bicycle safety aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., The Marine Corps Police Department has issued the following reminder regarding orders and Basic regulations for bicycles, skateboards and roller skates:

1. All personnel who use bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or inline skates (inline skates) on the streets and roads of the MCLBB will comply with the safety provisions contained in the ordinance. base 5100.11 H, which states in part:
a. The use of bicycle helmets approved by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) or the Snell Memorial Foundation is mandatory for all personnel, regardless of age, who cycle on streets and facility roads. Workers using bicycles in areas that require the use of ANSI approved helmets (hard hat) to protect against drops and flying objects may use these helmets in place of approved bicycle helmets.

b. Bikes will be fitted with reflectors mounted on spokes / wheels for increased visibility. During periods of reduced visibility, and before morning colors and after evening colors, cyclists will wear a reflective vest or reflective belt.

vs. Skates, skateboards and scooters (motorized and non-motorized) should be used with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) (for example, helmets, shins, knees, elbows and other ANSI approved absorbent pads. ). During periods of reduced visibility and after evening colors, a reflective vest or reflective belt should be worn.

2. Bicycles will not be used on sidewalks or against the tide, and skateboards will not be used on streets or roads. In addition, by the same command:

1. Third party citations will be written on armed forces traffic citations only and for significant violations such as:
a. Speeding
b. Dangerous driving.
vs. Do not wear protective clothing or safety equipment while riding a motorcycle.
D. Failure to wear seat belt.
e. Using a cell phone while driving a motor vehicle (base only)
2. All reports should provide as much information as possible, such as the state license plate number, a description of the vehicle, a description of the driver and the time and location of the violation.
3. No report will be processed unless the reporter identifies himself and indicates his willingness to testify against the offender.
4. The police officer / military policeman who receives the report assesses the validity and provability of the alleged offense. If it is reasonably determined that the offense is invalid or not provable in the base traffic court, the third party’s summons will not be written. If the accuser wishes 2 Attachment (7) to challenge the decision or not to accept the report, he will be directed to the operations manager or the MCPD operations manager.

Do not wear the required protective clothing and / or equipment when riding a bicycle or other wheeled means of transportation. Is an offense that can be capped under the Basic Order, but does not meet the requirements set out above for a citation by a third party. In order for a citation to be drafted, an officer would have to witness the offense. Hope this helps you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 760-577-6020.

Lieutenant Robert A. Johnson II
Traffic Collision Investigations
Head of Division
Marine Corps Police Department

Date taken: 28.01.2021
Date posted: 01/29/2021 1:29 PM
Story ID: 387937

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