Among the most startling statistics compiled by Mothers Against Drunk Driving is that on average, two out of three people will be in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime. MADD also cites information gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which reveals that the average drunk driver has driven while intoxicated over 80 times before being arrested.
Estimates place the number of motorcyclist deaths at between 4,000 and 5,000 people every year. What's worse than this staggering number is the realization that many of the fatalities could have been avoided. With safe driving and appropriate preventative action, motorcyclists can stay safe and avoid being one of the many riders who get in accidents and contribute to alarming statistics. The gear you wear is one of the most important factors your safety, so do not forget these four essential items the next time you hit the road on your bike.