Motorcycles are one of the more fun methods of getting around, although they are also one of the more dangerous ones. Although bikes are not necessarily more likely than cars or trucks to be involved in collisions on the road, their drivers and passengers are more likely to be injured or killed if a collision happens.
What protection is required for motorcycle riders?
A total of 19 U.S. states have comprehensive motorcycle helmet laws, which require riders wear helmets while a motorcycle is in motion. Many others require some populations, like children, to wear a helmet. New Hampshire, however, is one of three states with no law that governs motorcycle rider protection.
What should bikers do to take care of their bodies?
Whether it is a legal requirement, a helmet is always a good idea and the first line of defense against catastrophic injury. Reinforced jackets and pads on and in clothing is also a good way of protecting the torso and limbs from collateral injury.
What are the benefits of specific protective equipment?
Some helmets feature an energy management system, which helps contain the impact of a fall or collision. These are often more expensive than basic models, but the expense is more than worth it in the case of a crash.
What can a rider do after an accident?
Health is always the most important priority after any sort of accident on the road. Next, it may be time to consult an attorney on whether financial damages are warranted after a serious motorcycle accident.