AmeRiders is back with our 3rd installment of our Biker Safety tips we have gathered tips and advice on various aspects of motorcycle riding: about riding corners, braking, looking, safety, etc etc. This weeks tip is about why you should wear protective gear when riding, as it can not only save your skin it can save your life as well.
Wearing Motorcycle safety gear is one of the smartest and most responsible things you can do as an owner and passenger of a motorcycle. It helps to protect the part of the body that it is covering. Everyone knows or knows someone that has been injured or died in a motorcycle accident at some point in their lives. We at AME Riders want to help ensure that our customers have knowledge of Motorcycle Safety which is why we post these tips for you and your passengers.
What should I wear? Helmets, Boots, Jackets, Gloves, Jeans, Chaps, and Boots or a combination of these is suggested. The main and most important is Helmet, Boots, Jacket, Jeans, and Gloves. These will protect your extremities. The helmet is the most important as it will protect your head which can keep from causing brain damage. Jeans will help some but won’t necessarily help keep from having road rash, but they will keep your legs from getting too badly burnt on a pipe from your bike.
Most people do not realize that a crash can cause you to lose up to 1mm of flesh for every 1 mile per hour you are going over, 30 miles per hour. So think about that if you are hit in a 55 mile per hour crash you can lose up to an inch of flesh. 70-80 and that is down to the bone which can cause fatal bone infections if the impact didn’t kill you. This is where a jacket and chaps will come in handy, to lower the chance of road rash and those nasty infections.
Boots help not only to keep your feet from getting too badly mangled in a crash but also help to give better traction in stopping or even taking off on a bike.
Gloves will help you as we stated in a previous post your hands are delicate, and fragile even, and anyone that has either broken, burned or had something happen to a hand knows that not being able to use that hand until it heals really sucks.
Remember it is not that you don’t see them, they may not always see you.
Learning some of these general riding guidelines may help save your life and
the life of your passenger as well.