During the course of the year, we see dozens of people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. People who wear personal protective gear when they ride fare far better than people who do not wear protective gear. Protective gear should provide comfort, increase visibility, and offer protection. Protective gear should not only be comfortable, it should be brightly colored and reflective to provide improved visibility. Protective gear that meets these standards will not only decrease the likelihood of a crash, but in the event of a crash it will prevent or reduce injuries.

Most recreational activities and sports have their own protective clothing and equipment. Motorcycle riding is no different. Every rider and passenger should wear sturdy over the ankle footwear with non-slip soles, long pants, a good jacket, full fingered gloves and, above all, a helmet manufactured to meet Department of Transportation (DOT) standards with proper eye protection.

Deborah Dunn is an Associate in Stark & Stark’s Marlton, New Jersey office, concentrating in Accident & Personal Injury Law. For more information, please contact Ms. Dunn.