PHOENIX, Jan. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings & Hastings notes that this mean that wearing protective gear while riding a motorcycle is of the utmost importance.
According to research done by Dietmar Otte, a motorcycle safety expert, approximately 45 percent of all motorcycle involve impact to the head. A helmet is the single most important piece of motorcycle safety gear. Motorcycle helmets are composed of layers Styrofoam padding and a hard plastic outside covering. They are designed to crumple, much like the frame of a car, in the event of a collision in order to dissipate energy and lesson blunt for trauma. Helmets which have been involved in a collision must be replaced. Hastings & Hastings further notes that helmets should be replaced approximately every 5 years.
A list of additional safety equipment should include gloves, jackets, pants, and boots. Severe abrasions are a common injury in a motorcycle accident. These injuries, often referred to as 'road rash' can sometimes be life threatening. For this reason, motorcyclists must wear heavy-duty, abrasion resistant jackets and pants. These items may also feature padding. Padded motorcycle gear, also known as 'body armor' may be rated using CE certification. Hastings & Hastings notes that many motorcycle safety experts advise avoiding any motorcycle safety gear that has not received a CE rating.
"So many individuals think an accident will never happen to them. We here at Hastings & Hastings know better than most, accidents can happen to anyone. It is always best to be prepared. For motorcyclists, this means wearing the proper protective gear. It can make all the difference in an accident. Safety should always be out number one concern," said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.
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