Most motorists in California are aware of how dangerous motor vehicle collisions can be. Knowing those dangers does not stop some motorcyclists from taking to the streets without proper safety and riding gear. Because motorcyclists have considerably less protection on the roads than do drivers of cars and trucks, they are less likely to walk away from their motor vehicle collisions without serious injury.
What some bikers fail to realize is they never know when that next ride could be their last. Even if an accident does not take them completely out of commission, there is still the possibility of broken and fractured bones, severe lacerations, disfigurement and other critical ailments that could cut their lives short. There is no way to eliminate the hazards that bikers and their passengers face entirely. However, the following pointers on motorcycle gear can help reduce the likelihood of serious and life-altering injuries and death.