It’s easy to do…so why does no one do it? I’m talking, of course, about protective gear for bikers. Even accepting that the typical moped rider wears a helmet – and Vishnu help those w...
It’s easy to do…so why does no one do it? I’m talking, of course, about protective gear for bikers. Even accepting that the typical moped rider wears a helmet – and Vishnu help those who don’t as they'll need road motoring solicitors on top of any accident worries –, this still doesn’t deal with all the issues that come along with riding a motorcycle. When one has an accident on a bike, one has to worry about not only impact on the head, but impact on multiple other parts of the body. Further, abrasions (grazes) can be a major issue.
While we’re talking about it, let’s be clear what we mean by “grazes”. We don’t mean a couple of playground scratches on the knees or palms. Rather, we’re referring to the fact that if you’re travelling at 50mph and you fall off your bike on tarmac, your jeans will be shredded and your skin ground down to the bone in about one second. You can thank the Transport Research Laboratory for that gruesome image. Thus, it seems that wearing leathers or abrasive protective clothing is a desirable option.
As such, that’s trousers and jackets dealt with. A similar kind of thing applies to gloves and boots, which should protect those extremely vulnerable parts of your body whilst keeping some mobility. Add those to your repertoire along with your helmet and you’ll be on your way to a much safer ride.