Riding a motorcycle can be a risky business. It's all too easy to get caught up in the thrill of the open air, the freedom and the speed. It might not even be so bad if there were not so many other vehicles on the roads. Sadly, accidents happen and many motorcyclists will be involved in a crash at some point in their lifetime. When this happens, the consequences can be devastating, leaving riders permanently injured, or worse.
As is explained by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are a couple of things you can do to make it a little less dangerous to ride your motorcycle. These include the use of anti-lock brakes and wearing a helmet while riding. The value of a helmet in the event of an accident is such that many states have laws requiring their use. In the majority of states, the law only applies to certain people. However, in 19 states it is a requirement for all motorcyclists.