California Motorcycle Safety Statistics
Motorcycle riders are nearly 40 times more likely to die in an accident when compared to drivers and passengers in other types of vehicles. The lack of protection offered by other types of motor vehicles makes it especially important that motorcycle riders wear helmets and other protective gear when riding.
Wearing a helmet is possibly the single most important action you can take to reduce your risk of serious injury or death when riding a motorcycle. Choosing and wearing a helmet that is approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) can help reduce your risk of dying in a motorcycle collision by about 37 percent and can reduce your risk of head injuries, including traumatic brain injury, by almost 70 percent.
Wearing a helmet does not affect safe vision or hearing and has no negative side effects. A full helmet that covers the chin offers the most protection, as up to 35 percent of impacts affect the chin and jaw. Protective goggles or a face shield can protect the eyes from harmful road debris that can limit vision and potentially result in a very serious accident.
Even the right protective gear cannot offer complete protection from an accident. If you or someone you love has experienced an injury or loss due to a motorcycle accident, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles can help you to receive the compensation that you are entitled to so that you can start to put your life back together again.
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