Guest Post By: Sarah Parr
As a symbol of freedom and adventure, motorcycles are exhilarating but they can also be dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website shows that there has been a 55 percent increase in motorcycle accident deaths since 2000. Despite the risks associated with riding a motorcycle, motorcyclists can increase their safety with the latest technology in protective gear.
A helmet is the most important item to protect a motorcyclist. A motorcyclist should only purchase and wear a DOT-approved helmet — a helmet that has undergone extensive testing. These DOT tests have been mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since the 1970s. To the dismay of many motorcycle safety advocates, the helmet market includes countless novelty helmets that put style before safety. In a few instances, a novelty helmet has been the primary reason for the death of a motorcyclist, and…
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