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Summer Isn't Over Yet

Summer safety

Summer is in full swing around the globe. From surfing the Pacific swells off the coast of Southern California to hiking across the lava flows of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, Sailors have endless ways to enjoy the summer weather.

You most likely had a summer safety standdown right before Memorial Day weekend - we're here to remind you that summer isn't over yet.

Maybe you just returned from deployment, or recently PCS'd to a new location or maybe you have finally bought that motorcycle you've always wanted.

Remember, no matter your age, rank or skill, all Sailors and Marines who ride must take the Basic Rider Course. All sport bike riders must take the Military Sport Bike Rider Course 60 days after completing the basic course.

In the months since the summer season started six Marines and four Sailors are no longer with us due motor vehicle-related accidents.

One of the leading causes of vehicle accidents is distracted driving. That text can wait and if you don't have a hands-free headset or Bluetooth-compatible vehicle, safely pull over to use your phone.

Last month a very popular mobile app, "Pokemon Go," launched. As you hunt for that elusive Bulbasaur or Pikachu remember to stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

Visit the Naval Safety Center website for more information http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/Pages/index.aspx

Check out the links below to learn more about staying safe this summer.

http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/deptStory.asp?issue=3&dep=7&id=87258

http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/deptStory.asp?issue=3&dep=2&id=94319