Wear the right protective Clothing
Don’t be tented to wear shorts trainers and T-shirts just because the weather is warm.
If you have a motorcycle accident and fall off your bike the tarmac will shred your jeans and other clothing in seconds. Wearing the right gear is just as crucial to motorcycle safety as servicing your bike and knowing how to ride it.
Consider the following:
- Wear bright or florescent gear during the day and reflective clothing at night.
- Always wear a protective jacket, proper gloves, boot and trousers
- Of course you will be wearing a helmet but never buy a secondhand one or one that has been impacted in an accident or heavily dropped. make sure the helmet fits and doesn’t move around your head.
- Protect your eyes with goggles or a visor. Remember tinted goggles are for day time use only.
- Buy a helmet bag to protect your helmet.
- Buy a back protector as these absorb energy from an impact which helps prevent damage to the spine and ribs. The energy absorbed by the back protector will also protect the inner organs such as kidneys, liver and spleen. Make sure you but a back protector the correct size for you.
- Tested and Certified: Boots – CE EN 13634 Motorcycle jackets, trousers and suits – CE EN 13595 Impact protectors and body armour – CE EN 1621.
- Try before you buy any new equipment.