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How To Reduce The Likelihood Of A Motorcycle Accident Occurring?
Wear Protective Gear While Riding A Motorcycle
- Clothing - The right clothing can help protect your skin from abrasions in an accident. When going out on your motorcycle, try to wear long sleeve and pants. It is advisable also to wear thick clothing, in particular leather. It is also important to wear gloves, sturdy shoes, and highly visible apparel. Protective gear is vital when riding a motorcycle. Even if you are taking a short trip, a helmet, eyewear, and appropriate clothing can make a significant difference in the degree of injury you sustain if you are involved in a collision. Protective gear can also protect you from various flying debris that may or may not be associated with an accident. Other personal protective gear that motorcyclists should have is the proper outerwear. This includes a long-sleeved jacket and pants made of leather or some other fabric that is abrasion-resistant. Choose gear that's brightly colored for visibility and that fits comfortably without being too binding or overly loose.
- Gloves - Riders should also wear full-fingered gloves to prevent cuts in an accident as well as protect against dryness, blisters, and irritation from the wind.
- Boots - are the ideal choice for motorcyclists, particularly ones that come up over the ankle. While riding a motorcycle, avoid shoes such as sandals that leave the toes and feet exposed and tennis shoes that can fly off of a cyclist's feet in an accident.
- Helmet – Studies have revealed that helmet wearing reduces the potential of brain injury in a crash. Not only is it safe for riders, but helmets are also required by law. When selecting the right helmet, look for indications that the helmet meets federal standards and ensure it is a proper fit. Additionally, it is good to replace a helmet if was damaged. Helmets are arguably the most important piece of protection that a rider should have. Helmets are needed as a cushion to protect riders from serious brain injury, disability, or death caused by hitting their head. Additionally, full helmets may also prevent or reduce injuries to the face. In most states in the U.S., helmets are required, but the specifics of motorcycle helmet laws can vary by state. Just buying and wearing a helmet isn't enough. One should also pay close attention to the helmet's fit for maximum protection and avoid purchasing novelty helmets or any helmet that is not certified by the Department of Transportation or does not have a DOT sticker on it.
- Eye-wear – Some helmets will come with a face shield. If this is not the case, then invest in shatterproof eye-wear. You want to make sure that they are also scratch free to prevent vision obstruction.
Be Alert While Riding Your Motorcycle
- Observe your surroundings
- Be ready to react to sudden actions of others, things, or animals;
- Use your horn to get the attention of others;
- Use headlights to increase visibility;
- Maintain a safe distance; and
- Be cognizant of your blind spots.
Maintain Your Motor Bike
Learn The Basic Requirements
Get the Right Motorcycle
Common Motorcycle Accidents
- Cars making left turns in front of them
- Hitting gravel after turning a blind corner
- Entering a corner too fast
- Vehicles veering into their lane
- Being rear-ended
- Collisions with riding buddies
- Locked front brakes
- An unexpectedly opened car door
- Slippery surfaces
How to Avoid Accidents
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