Many motorcycle drivers do not wear protective gear. To some riders wearing a motorcycle safety gear makes them look weak. While this view cannot be easily changed, motorcycle gear is really important and shouldn't be taken for granted. A safety gear can make a big difference when you get involved in a collision or road accident.
There are different kinds of motorcycle safety gear. A complete set can cover you from head to toe. It will protect the important parts of the body that usually suffer injuries through collision or falling from the motorcycle. All gear is meant to reduce the injuries acquired from accidents or to some cases; even save lives.
Why you should wear a motorcycle gear? A bike is different from a car. When you're riding a bike, there is nothing that can offer protection; no seat belt and air bags. The protective gear aims to save lives of the driver. The helmet protects your head where one of the most important parts of the body is hidden-the brain. It will protect the head from the impact of falling down or hitting a hard object. Some helmet has an ear phone to allow the drivers to enjoy the ride and at the same time communicate with the other riders.
On the other hand, jacket and pants protect the upper and lower part of the body from getting bruises, lacerations and scratches. Motorcycle jackets protect the back and front area and even the internal organ of the rider. A jacket, if made from right material and water proof or weather resistant can prevent any serious injuries and protect your health especially during the wet season.
Leather pants are also a big help in preventing injuries. They have the same benefits provided by the jacket, except they are created for the legs. To protect your feet, wear a good pair of motorcycle boots. It protects the feet, ankle and lower part of the leg. Do not forget also eye shields or goggles. They protect your eyes from dust, small particles and insects.
Do you see now how important these motorcycle safety gears are? Each serve a different purpose, to some it might be bulky to wear but it can be the only difference between life and death.