Highways England launches a new clothing range inspired by young motorcycle and scooter riders. For top tips on how to ride more safely, visit the THINK! motorcycling page.
Young riders represent 15% of motorcyclists but make up more than 38% of motorcycle rider casualties. Highways England has launched ‘Distressed’, a campaign highlighting the true cost of not dressing appropriately for the ride.
While you can never know exactly what another driver might do, there are actions you can take to help keep you safe. Have a look at our top tips and advice around wearing the right gear; filtering safely and using roundabouts and junctions.
Wear the right gear: the physical and emotional cost of not wearing the right motorcycle gear can be far greater than the financial cost. Fall off your bike and tarmac will shred through your standard jeans in seconds. Wearing the right gear is just as important to your safety as servicing your motorcycle and knowing how to ride it. Dress for the crash, not the ride.