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Common Myths About Motorcycle Safety
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Common Myths About Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle safety has been a constantly evolving area of study, with new information being discovered everyday. Many people are very concerned about the safety of their loved ones, themselves, and others while out on a ride, or just for regular recreational riding. Motorcycle safety falls under the larger field of road safety and bike riders must work closely with state, city, county, and federal officials in order to stay on the right side of the law. Motorcycle safety includes everything from weather and road conditions to the proper wearing of helmets to practicing defensive driving techniques. When considering the issue of motorcycle safety, it's important to realize that most motorcycle crashes happen at night, when traffic is slow, visibility is poor, and panic can set in. There ...
Bike Helmet Safety and Protective Factors
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Bike Helmet Safety and Protective Factors

In the US state of Oregon helmets are required to be worn by all motorcycle riders. The reason for this is that motorcycle helmets do not offer any level of protection when a rider crashes. In fact, when a person crashes their head receives the equivalent of about two thousandths of a pound of force. When dealing with such severe trauma, it is obvious that the injuries caused will be very serious and that any helmet would fail. Helmet manufactures have tried to meet the demand by designing helmets that offer maximum protection. They often use two kinds of impact absorbing materials. Some use an EPS (expanded polystyrene) cover which takes the impact in the event of a crash without the need for an additional lining. The other kind of material used is a hard plastic shell which automatic...