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Motorcycle Safety Riding Gear

Posted on 11/08/2014

Motorcycle Riding Gear; here is some information given to you by the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices on the proper riding gear.

  • Helmet

o If wearing a helmet, buy one that has a sticker indicating DOT (Department of Transportation) compliance. This means that the helmet meets certain basic impact standards.

o Make sure you buy a new helmet if you drop your old one on a hard surface or if it sustains a heavy blow, as it may no longer be safe to use.

o Buy a helmet that fits comfortably and does not impair your hearing or vision.

  • Wear eye protection

o Wear a helmet with a shield, a pair of goggles, or shatterproof glasses.

o Make sure your eye protection is clean and unscratched.

o If your lenses are tinted for riding in the sun, be sure to take some that are clear in case you find yourself riding when dark.

  • Jackets should be made of sturdy material such as denim, nylon, corduroy, or leather. Also, zippered vents allow for breeze to flow through, making jackets comfortable to wear year-round, even in warm weather.
  • Pants should be made of thick material, such as leather, to resist abrasion.
  • Gloves should be worn at all times to prevent any injury to hands or fingers.
  • Wearing raingear makes riding in the rain easier.
  • Wear over-the-ankle boots made of strong leather to protect your ankles. Also, make sure you buy boots with rubber soles and a good tread design for easy gripping.
  • Protect your hearing and your ears by wearing disposable foam plugs or reusable custom-molded devices.
  • Wear high visibility gear

o Wear brightly colored clothing.

o For nighttime riding, wear clothing that reflects light. Or, put reflective strips on your helmet and the backs of your boots.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call our Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys at 800.637.8170 for a free case evaluation or to request your free copy of The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Book.