Army Traffic Safety Training Program (ATSTP)
- Available Courses
- Motorcycle Rules and Regulations
- IMCOM-Europe Sponsored RiderCoaches
- Contact Information
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
IMCOM-Europe is responsible for execution of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program (ATSTP) in the European Theater of Operation. ATSTP training, as required per AR 385-10 & USAREUR TASKORD 07-0250 (Army Traffic Safety Training Program), has been implemented to help reduce both on and off duty traffic mishaps and goes above and beyond training required for a USAREUR/SETAF/SHAPE/USAFE driver’s license. Click here for additional regulations.
Effective immediately: Only Active Duty Soldiers are permitted to ATSTP contract-based Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider courses per DoDI 6055.04. Civilians/Contractors are exempt from the MSF training requirement (see: http://www.hqusareur.army.mil/rmv/basic_pov_information.htm and scroll down to “Attention Motorcycle Owners”), and may only be trained by voluntary MSF RiderCoaches off-duty. Specific guidance for Italy will follow – until final resolution, Civilians/Contractors must take MSF training by voluntary MSF RiderCoaches off-duty. Note: NAVSUPPACT NAPLES INST 11240.29D is dated 16 July 2009, but USASETAF Reg 190-2 has not been updated since 10 Jan 2007. Courses will be certified 6 calendar days before the course date – if there are less than six Soldiers signed up, course will be canceled, students will be informed of the cancellation & will receive a substitute course date instead.
In an effort to improve the registration process, ATSTP has implemented a new system through AIRS (Army IMCOM Registration System). Registration is strongly encouraged for driving courses, but is not required. For MSF courses, registration is required. For instructions on how to use AIRS please click here.
New MSF Registration Guidelines: Registration for all MSF courses will close 10 calendar days prior to the scheduled training.
|Title||Instructional Method||Target Audience||Status|
Accident Avoidance Course
|All Soldiers and civilian drivers of AMVs/ GSA fleet (AR 385-10)||Active|
Introduction to Driver’s Training
|AIT Classroom Instruction||AIT Students||Provided in AIT classrooms|
(USAREUR Drivers License,
|Classroom Drivers license training||All Soldiers and civilians||Provided at Driver Training and Testing Stations|
Intermediate Driver Course (IDC) -
|Classroom||Soldiers under 26 years of age, includes non-drivers||Training currently being offered|
MSF Basic Rider Course (BRC)
(2 days/16 hours)
|Classroom Instructions & Range Exercises||
Soldier Motorcycle riders:
Newly Licensed OR Re-entry Riders
|Training currently being offered|
MSF Experienced Rider Course (ERC)
(1 day/8 hours)
|Classroom Instructions & Range Exercises||Soldier Motorcycle Riders||Training currently being offered|
MSF Military Sport Bike Course (MSRC)
(1 day/8 hours)
|Classroom Instructions & Range Exercises||Soldier Sportbike Riders||Training currently being offered|
To ride a motorcycle legally in Europe, the Army requires you to attend a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course. You must have your stateside license with motorcycle endorsement or host nation license with endorsement to obtain a temporary USAREUR, SETAF, SHAPE, USAFE certificate of license. You also need to temporarily register your motorcycle with vehicle registration. Successful completion of an MSF course allows you permanent licensure and vehicle registration. Please contact your local Driver’s Testing & Training Station (DTTS) and vehicle registration office for additional information. Click here for details.
In Europe, MSF certifications are good for three years. Pre-registration is required. An online questionnaire is available for sport-bike and cruiser riders to help determine which course is best for you.
For information regarding Garrison travel distances and times in Europe, Click Here.
Motorcycle trainings require a minimum of six students (this is part of the US ARMY ATSTP contract). Students who need to withdraw from an MSF course, are required to give 24 hour notice by contacting IMCOM-Europe Safety. Failure to do so will put the student on 30-day stand-by notice, meaning the student will have to wait 30 days before being allowed to attend another course (however, if earlier classes do not fill up, the IMCOM-Europe Safety office may choose to make an exception).
Please read the Class Requirements and Personal Protection Equipment before attending your MSF course. Click here for maps and locations.
In the event of extreme weather conditions (i.e. heavy snow or ice), courses may be cancelled without notice. Rain will not cause MSF courses to be cancelled. Weather-related cancellations are at the discretion of the instructor. The instructor may also choose to stop a class due to the onset of extreme weather, postponing completion for another date.
25Feb2013: No MSF RiderCoach Course offered in 2013 due to budget constraints.
In order to ensure adequate numbers of qualified MSF RiderCoaches are available to conduct command traffic safety training as required by AE 190-1, IMCOM-Europe conducts train-the-trainer courses. Sponsoring commands (Direct Report Garrisons) are encouraged to review their current MSF RiderCoaches for certification expiration dates and prospective losses. (Initial RiderCoach certification period is two years with refresher training required every two years thereafter).
ATTENTION: If you’re an MSF RiderCoach who has recently arrived in Europe, please send an email to SafetyOffice@eur.army.mil so that we can add you to our MSF RiderCoaches in Europe database.
RiderCoaches must follow ALL Army regulations, to include those for licensing, found in AR 385-10, Ch. 11-9 and AER 190-1, Ch. 2-2.
The IMCOM-Europe RiderCoach Qualification Requirements apply to those individuals teaching all MSF courses.
Click the following link for information on the courses being offered:
NO COURSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
Those wishing to apply to take an Army sponsored RCP course must complete an application packet. Click below for required application packet items:
- 2007 04 02 Generic RCP Application (file sublink)
- 2007 04 03 Generic CDR Endorsement Letter(file sublink)
- 2007 11 23 T-CLOCS Inspection Checklist (file sublink)
- Driving record – original and current copy of state's driver license record – see item #7 under IMCOM-Europe RiderCoach Qualification Requirements.
Send completed packets to IMCOM-Europe ATSTP.
DSN: (314) 496-5684 , Civ: 06302-67-5684.