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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Advises Motorcycle Riders What to Wear


For some Mississippians, riding a motorcycle is one of the most exciting, exhilarating, and maybe even relaxing, ways to get around the state. With the open road ahead, scenery to take in, fresh air to breath, and the wind in one’s hair, motorcycle riding can be a great way to take in the sights while traveling distances. However, as the temperatures warm up and as we head into summer, more motorcycles on the road likely means more motorcycle accidents. One way that motorcycle riders can help protect themselves from the hazards of the road is to wear adequate protection. To help Mississippi motorcycle riders better understand what they should wear to best protect themselves while riding, we provide information here from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

How to Be “Best Dressed” – for Safety, that is – Out on the Road

According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, a foundation dedicated to “help motorcycle riders realize their full potential, elevating awareness of motorcycling safety in order to save lives,” motorcycles can increase their chance of being safe by wearing appropriate and adequate clothing, gear, and equipment when riding a motorcycle. First and foremost, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends wearing a helmet of good quality (regardless of whether it is legal not to in your state) and eye protection. A full-face helmet, one that includes a face shield, provides the greatest amount of protection, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Next, the organization advises that motorcycle riders should wear leather or other sturdy clothing that is protective, including a jacket and pants, boots that go over the ankles, and motorcycle gloves. Wearing bright colored clothing and a light-colored motorcycle helmet is believed to increase a motorcycle rider’s safety on the road due to the high-visibility colors. Finally, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation suggests that motorcycle riders should “Dress for a crash as well as for the ride.” This means that motorcycle riders should be prepared for the worst when it comes to dressing and gearing-up for a ride, but, of course, should hope for the best.

Legal Help for Injured Motorcycle Riders in Mississippi

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident in Mississippi, it is important to learn about your rights and options to compensation under Mississippi personal injury laws. Under Mississippi personal injury laws, motorcycle riders who were injured as a result of another driver’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses. There is a limited time to file a claim under Mississippi personal injury laws, so it is best to chat with an experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after a serious accident occurs.

The experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your case and to see if they can help get you compensation due. Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC and speak to a lawyer about your case for free.

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