Everyone has had a time when some guy on a motorcycle has been driving on a road near them and has done some pretty dangerous things. For example, a cyclist may have been weaving in and out of traffic; another may have been driving too fast; still another may have simply been driving without any protective gear. Moreover, motorcycling has become a dangerous activity.

If you are going to ride a motorcycle around then you need to wear the correct equipment. It’s a basic level of protection and it should be absolutely mandated that you need to be properly equipped. A solid helmet that’s tightly in place, thick boots or shoes to protect your feet and basic clothing items such as a thick jacket and jeans. These items can make the difference between a bad injury and a tragic injury. They can make the difference between life and death for motorcyclists who get in bad accidents.

There isn’t a reason that can be found that would justify any person not protecting himself when riding a motorcycle. Moreover, though protection includes driving safely. Motorcycle driving safety is not only important for the driver, but for other people on the roadways. Motorcyclists often forget that there are other people on the roads that they endanger when they drive recklessly. There are often accidents that occur between other drivers but caused by a motorcyclist who is driving recklessly. When people are trying not to hit the cyclist, they end up hitting other cars instead.

Accidents are not just bad news for those who are involved in them. Accidents affect everyone else too. They waste other people’s time when traffic jams occur, the raise car insurance premiums that everyone has to pay, they raise medical insurance costs for everyone, and not to mention they causes messes that must be cleaned up by tax payers. So when safety isn’t first, everyone is affected.

Having 100% safety is never going to happen and is never totally in the hands of the biker. Even the safest and most experienced drivers cannot control the weather, the road conditions, or other drivers and these are all things that contribute to safety.

Taking all of that into consideration, you should as a biker take every opportunity to protect yourself. There is no way to take all of the risk out of anything, let alone driving a motorcycle. However, by protecting yourself and taking all the necessary precautions, you not only decrease the chances of a bad occurrence for yourself, but for other people as well.

Dorthy Weatherbush does not ride motorcycles but your husband does. So she bought him some safety gear from Cycle Gear. The also have an online shop at CycleGear.com where Dorthy tries to keep up with the latest and greatest in motorcycle gear for her husband.