By Amanda Kim Stairrett

Killeen Daily Herald

On Monday, motorcyclists at Fort Hood had to start showing proof that they completed a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course by presenting a MSF card when entering post checkpoints. It is just one of several updates Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, made to the post's motorcycle policy.

Army motorcycle fatalities are increasing, according to information from the III Corps Safety Office.

"(Lynch) is concerned with this increase in the fatality rate and wants to ensure our soldiers are properly trained and educated in motorcycle riding techniques," according to a release from the office.

What do you think of the updated motorcycle policy? E-mail your questions or comments to astair@kdhnews.com or call (254) 501-7547.

You can also post questions or comments on the Herald's online forum. Visit www.kdhnews.com and click on "Interact" at the top of the page to find the KDH Forums. Log in and share your thoughts.

For more on this story, including what some Fort Hood soldiers think of the updated motorcycle policy, read Sunday's Herald.

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