Motorcycle Accident Law, DMV Accident Report Form (SR1)
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California DMV Traffic Accident Report (SR1)
If you, as an operator, are involved in an accident which causes more than $750 in property damage to one person, including yourself, or in which anyone, including yourself, is injured, no matter how slightly, you (or your insurance agent, broker, or legal representative) must report the accident to DMV. The CHP or police will not make this report.
You must make this report within 10 days on the Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California (SR1) form. You can get this form from any DMV or CHP office. This form is also available on DMV's web site at www.dmv.ca.gov.
There are two levels of motorcycle training offered by the Navy
Basic Rider Course (BRC) - (16 hours).
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved course. Course is mandatory for all active duty personnel who plan to purchase or operate a motorcycle regardless of their intent to ride the motorcycle on or off base.
Level II training is considered follow-on training and is required within 60 days of completion of Level I training or upon changing the type of motorcycle being ridden. Riders must have proof of completion of the BRC; obtained a MC operator's license prior to enrolling and provide their own motorcycles.
1. Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC) (8 hours). Course is required for military personnel operating a sport-bike motorcycle on or off duty, regardless of their intent to ride their motorcycle on-base.
2. Experienced Rider Course (ERC/BRC-2) – (8 hours). Motorcycle Safety Course (5 hours, 1 day). Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved course.
3. Advanced Rider Course (8 hours). The Advanced Rider Course (ARC) is the equivalent of the Military Sport Bike Course, the difference being it is geared towards cruiser riders.
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Military Motorcycle Rider Information - Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force: "Each branch of service issues their own guidance on the required personal protective equipment (PPE) for U.S. Military riders. On top of that, each command or base may have their own set of guidelines or policies that govern the PPE requirements for Military Motorcycle Riders."
California DMV Resources
This supplement provides information for both novice and experienced drivers of two-wheel vehicles. Portions of this booklet which deal with safe driving practices (rather than traffic laws) were developed initially by the National Public Services Research Institute in cooperation with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
The MSF, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Motorcyclist Safety Program, various motorcyclist enthusiast groups, and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) all agree that improved licensing, along with quality motorcycle rider education and increased public awareness, has the potential to reduce the number and severity of motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation® is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive, research-based, Rider Education and Training System
San Diego Motorcycle Safety Course
This training satisfies the Motorcycle Training Course required by the DMV for your motorcycle license. This class is for riders with little or no street riding experience.
California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP)
The CHP strongly encourages all motorcycle riders to sign up for the CMSP, which is administered by the CHP as California's official motorcycle safety and training program. The Program offers courses for new and experienced riders.
The Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) is a 15 hour course which includes 5-hours of classroom instruction and 10-hours of actual riding. The MTC is mandatory for those under the age of 21, but is also recommended to those 21 and older who are seeking to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their California driver license. The CMSP also offers the Premier Program which is an extended MTC consisting of 7.5-hours of classroom and 13.5-hours of riding.