The risk of a motorcyclist being killed or injured in road crashes is 21 times higher than for car drivers over the same distance travelled. Riding a motorcycle requires a different set of skills and a higher level of vehicle control than driving a car. The potential outcomes of any crash, whether caused by the rider, other road users, the road environment or the vehicle itself, are more severe for motorcyclists.
Many crashes happen when a driver does not see a motorcyclist, especially at intersections. Here are some helpful hints and tips:
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Protective gear is a must for every ride. The essential items are:
Motorcycle shops can offer advice on what is right for you. Or find out more about choosing the right gear on the Ride Forever website.
High visibility gear is becoming standard for riders and is easily available. Bright clothing, backpacks and bikes can also improve visibility to car drivers.
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