Drivers of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles should always be on the lookout for motorcycles. Unfortunately, motorists don’t always notice bikes on the road until it’s too late to avoid a collision. However, if a motorcyclist chooses the right motorcycle safety gear, it can prevent an accident from turning into a tragedy, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.
To help protect yourself in the event of a motorcycle crash, consider using the following safety gear:
- Motorcycle helmets. New Hampshire is one of only three states in the U.S. without a motorcycle helmet law, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook this valuable piece of safety equipment. Choose a full-face helmet or wear separate eye protection to keep bugs and debris out of your eyes.
- Leather or armored jackets. Both types of motorcycle jackets offer some protection from road rash if you skid across the pavement in a New Hampshire motorcycle crash.
- Pants. Full-length leather or armored pants not only protect you in an accident, they also keep your legs from being burned on hot motorcycle engine parts and protect you from rocks that may fly up from the road while you ride.
- Boots. A sturdy pair of leather boots can help prevent you from dislocating an ankle or suffering other leg injuries in a crash.
You can’t always prevent a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire from occurring, but motorcycle safety gear can help protect you from suffering severe injury or death. If you need help after a motorcycle accident, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced New Hampshire motorcycle accident lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. We have a successful track record representing those injured in motorcycle crashes in New Hampshire, and we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. For more information about how we can help, call the law office of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. at (888) 332-5855 today to schedule a free case evaluation.