May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. To be safe, you have to see safe. To be safe you have to spread the word about Motorcycle Safety. Wearing these custom ‘Motorcycle’ Glasses is just the thing to drive some attention to this important issue.
For the record we do not advocate wearing these type of eyeglasses when riding on a motorcycle! We do advocate wearing helmets and protective eyewear.
It appears that 19 states and the District of Columbia participate or have helmets laws which require all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. 28 States have Laws that require only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet. Three States (Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire) there is no motorcycle helmet use law.
Eye Bogglers (Via Insurance Information Institute)
- In 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.
- In In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, down 4.3 percent from 92,000 in 2014.
- In 2014, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured.
- There were 8.6 million motorcycles on the road in 2015.
- Tips On Being Safe On the Road
Beware of blind spots. Motorcycles are small and can get hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. Riders – be sure to signal and drive defensively.
- Look twice! Car drivers – don’t miss a rider in your blind spot. Double-check mirrors and over your shoulder when changing lanes and at intersections.
- Watch the speed. Drivers often misjudge the speed and distance of approaching motorcycles; their small size muddles our perception. Chances are a bike is approaching faster than you think.
- Protect your head and vision with a helmet. Helmets save lives – there’s no doubt about it. If you’re wearing a helmet with a visor, you’ll block grit and bugs from your face and eyes, too.
- Always keep a weather look-out. Rain-slick roads are hazardous to anyone on the road and especially motorcyclists. If you’re wearing a helmet with a visor, that dampness can mean fogging. So can hot and humid weather.
Wear not only helmets but Eyewear such as Wileyx Climate Control.