Eye protection is more than just making it easier to see when itís bright outside. Eye protection plays a dual role in safety: first, eye protection significantly reduces crash involvement because it prevents vision degradation caused by wind blast and foreign objects in the eyes (H Hurt, et. all, Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, 1981). Eye protection also reduces eye injury, both while riding and in crashes (H Hurt, Motorcyclist Protection, Biomechanics of Impact Trauma, 1984).
When selecting eye protection it is a good idea to get a pair that is ANSI Z87.1 compliant.
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Whereís the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Donít be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||Whatís your exposure?|