Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014. During fiscal 2014, private motor vehicle and military vehicle accidents accounted for 72 percent of all accidental deaths. About 15 percent of Soldiers ride a motorcycle, yet motorcycle fatalities account for nearly half of all private motor vehicle fatalities. Off-duty fatalities outnumbered on-duty losses 3:1 during fiscal 2014. For safety tips, visit the U.S. Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center website.
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