Motorcycle Safety Guide – What You Need To Know
In 2016, there is no substitute being uneducated on the rules of the road. Almost fifty percent of all motorcycle deaths are the result of single-vehicle crashes. The statistics are even higher for older riders. There are many factors that contribute to this including brittle bones, weaker eyesight and slower reflexes. Studies have shown that motorcycle enthusiasts over the age of 60 are three times more likely to be hospitalised after a crash than younger riders.
With this in mind, being safe on the roads is crucial, both for you and for other road users. When it comes to motorcycle safety, it’s important to remember that motorcyclists have the same rights as any other driver on the road. This month is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and Hussey Fraser has created this infographic that outlines what motorcyclists need to know in order to stay safe on the roads. Although motorcycles might be deemed as ‘’less safe’’ than other vehicles, there are many things motorcyclists (as well as drivers in cars) can do to keep everyone safe on the road. As you would imagine, safety always begins with a well-maintained motorcycle and a properly trained motorcyclist.
The correct gear is also important. Gear won’t save you from crashing but wearing the proper helmet, clothing and accessories will help protect you in the event of a crash. The helmet is the most critical part of any riders gear. A proper helmet is made up of: an outer shell, an impact-absorbing linter, a comfort padding and a retention system (chin strap). The key to staying safe on your bike is by being prepared and avoiding risks. Although many motorcycle lovers enjoy a lifetime of riding without injury, many are not as lucky. Let’s check out the infographic to learn how you can stay safe your bike!
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