Sad news for USMA

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  1. Trixie

    Trixie New Member

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    Luigi59 Banned

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    Wow, sorry to hear that.

    I didn't think WP cadets were allowed to ride motorcycles, even on leave. I know cadets at USCGA are banned from owning or operating any two-wheeled motorized vehicle.
     
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    DHinNH USMA 1989

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    My fuzzy memory is that cadets are not allowed to register a motorcycle on post (once they are allowed to have POVs on post -- does that still not happen until firstie year?).

    I would not be surprised if cadets are not allowed to ride them on post. I do not recall any restrictions about riding them off-post.
     
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    If true, I would hope that they change that. 19-22 year olds have too little experience riding them - unless you ride every day you will not be proficient. Taking one out on leave (riding is only a few times a year) is conduct that should be prohibited IMHO if not already.

    It would be very sad to learn that this young man, obviously inexperienced at riding a motorcycle, lost his life breaking the rules governing cadet transportation. Too bad he couldn't have simply been caught and punished, even expelled from WP, rather than paying such a high price and causing so much grief for his family and classmates.

    I'm pretty sure USNA has the same (No 2-wheeled motorized vehicles) restrictions as USCGA.

    USCGA's policy is:

    My thoughts are with his family.
     
  6. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Luigi,

    So are USCGA cadets authorized to operate 4-wheeled quads? Just seeking clarification since those aren't mentioned.
     
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    DHinNH USMA 1989

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    First, my thoughts & prayers are with his family as well.



    If too little experience and riding only a few times a year are reasons for prohibiting motorcycles, then cadets shouldn't be allowed to drive cars either. Or ride horses.

    There is also no need to jump to conclusions regarding the deceased's motorcycle-riding experience.

    After wandering around the USMA website, I found that there is a cadet motorcycle club -- http://www.usma.edu/dca/SitePages/Hobby.aspx -- I do not recall that existing during my time at USMA, but then again, I wasn't looking to join a motorcycle club.
     
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    USAFA does not allow motorcycle riding. It is tough on my son because he loves to ride.

    May that young man rest in peace. God Bless Him.
     

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