- When selecting the appropriate protective equipment, consider the following guidelines. Operating a motorcycle without a helmet increases the risk of serious injury or death in a crash.
- You and your passenger must wear a helmet, eye protection, and other safety equipment while riding your motorcycle.
Helmets and safety glasses
A motorcycle helmet is the most important piece of protective gear as it provides the best protection for the head. The helmet should fit your head, be comfortable, but not loose. A helmet painted in bright colors will make you more visible in traffic, as will reflective stripes.
A full-face helmet provides some protection, but it is better to have a safer full-face helmet that protects the entire head. Always protect your eyes from wind, dust and precipitation with a clear shield or goggles.
Additional protective equipment
In addition to a helmet and safety glasses or a clear visor, it is recommended to wear:
- Sturdy boots or shoes with anti-slip soles to protect your feet and ankles.
- Leather gloves that warm your hands and protect them from irritation, cuts, burns and bruises.
- A motorcycle overall or jacket that provides comfort and protection.
Wearing brightly colored clothing with reflective elements will make you more visible in traffic. Avoid wearing loose clothing that could get caught in moving parts of the motorcycle.