An introduction to choosing protective motorcycle gear

With the purchase of your new motorcycle, you are also in need of investing in some high-quality safety gear that will serve to protect you in the event you are involved in an accident. Selecting the right safety gear is imperative to your safety and your confidence when you ride. At George B. Bishop, Jr. P.A., we have helped many victims of motorcycle accidents in South Carolina. 

When people think of safety gear for a motorcycle rider, their thoughts often immediately turn to helmets. While head protection is vital, it is not the only form of protection you should consider before you head out on your motorcycle. In addition to high-quality headwear, you should also make sure that you are wearing proper footwear, durable pants and a jacket and gloves that will provide a better grip, protection from weather elements and protection from the road if you crash. 

According to Allstate Insurance Company, leather is highly recommended by professionals to wear on your torso and arms. Leather is much more resistant to abrasion and can provide a higher amount of protection to you in the event of an accident. When selecting a jacket, make sure that you test your riding position to make sure that it fits comfortably around your shoulders and through your arms. When purchasing pants, you should consider abrasion-resistant materials, as well as something that may provide some reflection to make you more visible to other drivers. Full coverage gloves, a durable helmet and good boots that are oil-resistant are other important things to invest in. 

When you are aware of the type of protective gear that you should buy to keep you safer on your motorcycle, you can drive with confidence and feel better about your safety. For more information, if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, visit our web page. 

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