A recent study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that injuries to the chest and head were the deadliest and the most common ones threatening the lives of the bike riders. It was also found out in the study the more than 75% of the motorcyclists involved in the accidents did not have the right protective gear on while riding their bikes.
If you are a bike owner and do not want to be included in those statistics, you need to make sure that you are fully protected before you take your ride to a long route. Following are the two most crucial things you need to put on to make sure you come home safely from your road trip.
Our head is the most sensitive part of our body, as it contains the brain, which controls all the body functions. All the nerves from the brain pass through the neck to carry the signals to the whole body. Latest statistics reveal that head injuries are the leading cause of death in a motorbike accident. A helmet can provide your head the desired cushion in case you are involved in a road side accident riding your bike. It can protect you from the risk of being disabled or even from death.
Like your motorbike, modern helmets have also undergone various changes and now they are more comfortable to wear and provide better protection not only to your head but also to your eyes and ear. These helmets can drastically reduce the air noise, protect you from extreme weather conditions and from various flying object.
Besides a motorbike helmet, you also need to put on good a quality sunglass to provide maximum protection to your eyes. Whether you own a touring bike, a racing bike or a chopper, you need to put on your sunglasses before you go cruising. Besides protecting your eyes from direct sun light which can hinder in your way, the sunglasses also protect your eyes from the dust, rain, debris, insects and any other flying object that comes your way. This way you do not lose your concentration while riding your bike. Besides providing you maximum protection while driving your motorbike, sunglasses also make you look stylish.
Next time you go travelling and take your bike out for a ride, make sure to put on your helmet and sunglasses to drastically reduce the chances of an accident.