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Essential Safety Gear for Motorcycle Owner | Shea Law Group Chicago

Published on August 16th, 2011

Riding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun. But without the proper safety gear, you’ll undoubtedly experience severe personal injuries during an auto accident. Here are four key pieces of motorcycle safety equipment to have when you’re on the road.

1. A Well-Made Helmet

Having a helmet designed for riding your motorcycle is a great start to ensuring your personal safety. While there are many kinds of motorcycle helmets available, invest in one that you know will keep you comfortable and safe in an accident. This is not a piece of gear you want to get a bargain on!

2. Gloves

Gloves specifically designed for motorcycles will help you maintain a firm grip on the handles and throttle, and will also protect your hands in case of an accident. Make sure you pick a pair with proper ventilation to keep your hands comfortable during hot days or long rides.

3. Eye Protection

If your helmet doesn’t come with a visor that protects your eyes from dust, bugs, wind, and sunlight, then invest in a nice pair of goggles or sunglasses to help you maintain visibility. Make sure that the sunglasses you choose will stay securely on your face and give you maximum visibility. It’s also ideal to have a pair of clear goggles for nighttime riding.

4. Biking Jacket and Pants

Having a durable jackets and pants will help you protect your body from scrapes and burns in the event of an accident. Never ride your motorcycle in a thin shirt or shorts. At the very least, wear a tough leather jacket and a good pair of jeans.

Although motorcyclists should wear more protection than drivers, they’re still protected by the same traffic and personal injury laws. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident while on your motorcycle, then call the personal injury attorneys at the Shea Law Group at (773) 365-0040 for expert legal representation.



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