As the weather warms up and motorcycle season kicks into high gear, you may want to consider kicking your riding gear up a notch as well. New technology has led to many improvements in more traditional motorcycle equipment and to the creation of some new and innovative gear as well.
Safe riding gear can make all the difference if you are involved in an accident on your motorcycle. We've put together a list of our top safety picks to take your gear to the next level this motorcycle season.
Before getting into the latest products, be sure that you've got the basics covered in time for the start of the season.
In the web exclusive below, Attorney Edgar Snyder and Attorney Michael Rosenzweig join Hal Deily, President of the Greater Pittsburgh Motorcycle Safety Council, to talk about the different options in bike gear. Hal takes the team on a tour of a motorcycle dealership for an in-depth look at the different types of jackets, footwear, riding gloves, and helmets available.
Statistics show wearing a Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved helmet greatly increases your chance of survival in the event of a motorcycle accident. Your helmet should fit comfortably (never loose) and not impair your hearing or vision. High-quality helmets are made of fiberglass or a plastic blend, and they are lighter and absorb impact better than less expensive ones.
Along with wearing a helmet, motorcyclists should wear protective eyewear – either a helmet with a shield, a pair of goggles, or shatterproof glasses. Make sure your eye protection is clean and unscratched, and if your lenses are tinted for riding in the sun, have some that are clear for night riding. Remember, some states, like Pennsylvania, have laws requiring protective eyewear.
We see many motorcyclists involved in accidents suffer hand injuries. Having a pair of tough and durable gloves can make a big difference.
When considering riding footwear, look for boots with great ankle support, protective features, and great gripping surfaces to give you powerful traction on footpegs and roadways.
Motorcyclists are more exposed to danger than other drivers on the road. While taking steps to protect yourself can help— like buying great-quality safety gear—despite our best efforts, accidents can still happen. Car and truck drivers can still be negligent and irresponsible around motorcycle riders.
We're here to help you take your life back after a a motorcycle accident. We won't collect a dime unless we get you compensation for your case. That's our guarantee. Don't hesitate, because there's a limited amount of time to file your claim. Call us today.