(3) The following personal protective equipment (PPE) is
mandatory for all persons described in paragraph 5a of this
instruction while operating or riding as a passenger on a
(a) A properly fastened (under the chin) protective
helmet certified to meet U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
standards. If the host nation does not have an equivalent helmet
standard, the helmet will meet the U.S. DOT standard. Fake or
novelty helmets are prohibited.
(b) Properly worn eye protective devices (impact or
shatter resistant goggles or full-face shield properly attached
to the helmet). A windshield, fairing or eyeglasses alone are
not proper eye protection.
(c) Properly worn long-sleeved shirt or jacket, longlegged
trousers and full-fingered gloves or mittens designed for
use on a motorcycle.
(d) Sturdy footwear is mandatory. Leather boots or
over the ankle shoes are strongly encouraged.
(e) A brightly colored outer upper garment during the
day and a reflective upper garment during the night. The outer
upper garment shall be clearly visible and not covered. Military
uniforms do not meet these criteria.