VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (NNS) -- The Navy Exchange (NEX), in partnership with the Naval Safety Center and Commander, Navy Installations Command, announced June 18 that it is offering a discount coupon on motorcycle protective gear for all Sailors who complete the Motorcycle Safety Course at their base. The coupon entitles the Sailor to receive 25 percent off their entire purchase of motorcycle protective equipment sold at select NEXs as well as online at www.myNavyExchange.com.
"We are happy to partner with the Naval Safety Center to bring this discount coupon to Sailors who have completed their required motorcycle training," said Rear Adm. Steven J. Romano, commander, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). "The NEX does all it can to help promote motorcycle safety including selling protective equipment, promoting safety messages and partnering with the Naval Safety Center. We will do all we can to ensure the safety of our Sailors and their families."
"In fiscal year 2009, motorcycle fatalities were down 61 percent in the Navy" said Rear Adm. Arthur Johnson, Commander, Naval Safety Center. "However, we still have more work to do. At least 3,500 Sailors haven't completed their required motorcycle training. We have to close this gap as well. If you know a rider who hasn't been to training, get involved! If you need your three-year refresher course, take responsibility and get to a class! The American people are counting on you to manage risks and ride smart."
Sailors who complete the Navy Motorcycle Rider Training class will receive a coupon from their course instructor and will have 90 days to make their purchase.
To sign up for motorcycle training, visit www.navymotorcyclerider.com.
For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/nexcom/.