For years, service members have been dying on motorcycles at a dramatic rate. So, the US military set up a mandatory motorcycle safety program.
Carla Wilson believes the training is saving lives. Unfortunately, her son wasn't one of them.
"He just had that happy go lucky personality and always smiling and always upbeat," Wilson said. "He had so much more to do and I wanted so much more time with him. "
She says her 29-year-old son, Sgt. Adam Bosley, lived his life to the fullest and there was one thing he loved to do.
"He rode motorcycles pretty much all his life," Wilson said.
On August 19, the Camp Pendleton based Marine was killed after losing control of his motorcycle on State Route 125. Carla says Adam had just bought the high-powered street bike a few days earlier and was getting lessons at Camp Pendleton's training course.
"Probably a week after he was killed he was supposed to start the advanced training," Wilson said.
In recent years, military motorcycle death rates began to climb at an alarming rate. The military began requiring service members to complete a motorcycle safety course which includes riding lessons, screening riders who display risky behaviors and organizing safe racing events.
From Sept. 2007 to Sept. 2008 there were 124 military motorcycle deaths nationwide. The number dropped to 72 from 2008 to 2009.