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Why do so many motorcyclists not wear safety gear?

| Dec 18, 2019 | Uncategorized |

Some motorcyclists in California take rider safety very seriously. They understand the vulnerable position they are in, in the event of an accident, so they dress accordingly. For others, even motorcyclists who otherwise follow all safety precautions feel reluctant to wear safety gear. 

According to Forbes, roughly 5,000 riders and their passengers die in motorcycle crashes every year. One of the main reasons drivers give for colliding with motorcycles is that they saw neither it nor the rider. Distracted and impaired driving plays a major role in this. Still, the truth is that some motorcyclists refuse to wear safety gear to improve visibility. This can pose a threat to not just drivers but other riders on the road. 

Most people who wear safety gear do so after being in a crash or knowing someone who was seriously injured in one. In some instances, the person they knew was killed.  If you wear safety gear, this may be your reason as well. As for those who do not wear safety gear, the number one reason provided is that they do not like the way it looks. 

Respondents in the study Forbes cited did make some recommendations on what it might take to get them to wear gear: 

  • Educational messages that use more statistics and benefits to prove the effectiveness 
  • Using high-visibility elements in all available motorcycle gear 
  • Creating more attractive gear and protective clothing 
  • Providing financial incentives for wearing protective gear, such as insurance discounts 

Forbes reminds motorcyclists that rider fatalities are extremely high. While safety gear does not protect against all types of injuries, some protection is better than none. As drivers continue to pay more attention to their phones than the roads, safety gear is one of the few ways motorcyclists can help to protect life and limb. 

This article shares information from Forbes on wearing visible safety gear while riding. It should not be used as legal advice. 

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