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Motorcycle safety gear can prevent serious injuries 

On Behalf of | Jun 17, 2024 | motorcycle accidents

Summer is a great time to ride a motorcycle, whether that be on the daily commute or leisurely rides at the weekend. Unfortunately, there is a darker side to motorcycling though – it’s dangerous. 

The reality is that motorcyclists are much more physically exposed than other road users. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of safety gear. Outlined below are some essential pieces of safety equipment 

Helmets  

Helmets are the number one piece of safety equipment for riders. Wearing a helmet can be the difference between suffering fatal injuries and not. Studies suggest that a full-face motorcycle helmet can reduce the risk of fatal injuries by up to 64%

When choosing a helmet, it’s important that riders consider the brand, quality, size, weight and comfort of the helmet. This is one area that is worth investing a significant amount of time and money in. 

Body armor 

Technology in terms of motorcycle safety gear has advanced dramatically in recent years. Body armor suits were something that would previously only have been available to professional racers. However, nowadays, full-body armor suits are widely available for all motorcyclists. These suits are relatively inexpensive and they offer significant protection to the shoulders, ribs, chest and abdomen. Body armor suits can help to reduce the risk of internal organ injuries after a crash. 

Boots and gloves   

It’s also important not to neglect your feet and hands as a rider. A good set of gloves can increase your grip and protect you. Motorcycle boots can also increase comfort and balance and they will protect your legs should an accident occur. 

While you can take safety measures, you can’t control other road users. If you have been injured by negligent driving, seeking legal guidance can help you to obtain personal injury compensation.