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The Simple Thing Motorcyclists Can Do to Reduce Risk of Injury

Remember: Dress for the Slide, Not the Ride

We all know motorcycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. And while we can't always avoid them, there are things we can do to reduce our risk of being injured or killed in one.

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Helmets are the single most effective piece of safety gear for motorcycle riders. They are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries and 67% effective in preventing brain injuries.

Eye Protection

In addition to a helmet, riders should also wear proper eye protection. This can be in the form of goggles, glasses with shatter-resistant lenses, or a full-face helmet with a visor.

Protective Clothing

In addition to a helmet and eye protection, riders should also wear clothing covering their arms and legs. This will help protect them from road rash in a crash.

Proper Footwear

Riders should also wear proper footwear, such as boots covering the ankle. This will help protect their feet and lower legs in a crash.

The Bottom Line: What You Wear on Your Ride Matters

The bottom line is it's not about comfort or fashion. Wearing proper safety gear is the best thing motorcyclists can do to reduce their risk of being injured or killed in a crash. Helmets, eye protection, protective clothing, and proper footwear are all important.

So, next time you head out for a ride, make sure you're dressed for the slide... not the ride.

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At Portner & Shure, P.A., we represent injured motorcycle riders and their families. We know the devastating impact a collision can have on your life, and we're here to help.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free consultation. We'll review your case and help you understand your legal options.