Survey reveals motorcycle safety practices
June 15, 2010
Filed under Features
Consumer Report’s latest survey revealed safety habits of more than 1,300 motorcycle and scooter owners.
- A little more than half of respondents said they had taken a formal riding instruction course, and nearly 1 in 4 said they don’t always wear a helmet when they ride.
- Half of the respondents reported regularly wearing protective boots, and less than half said they regularly wear gloves.
- About 25 percent said they always wear a leather or other protective jacket when riding.
- Fewer than 10 percent always wear protective pants or clothing in high-visibility colors.
- Three out of five riders admitted to riding in a short-sleeved shirt, and about a quarter said they rode in shorts.