Kentucky motorcycle drivers are required by state law to wear a helmet when they get on their two-wheeled vehicles. They may be wondering, however, what other protective gear they need to wear. Savvy riders, perhaps including some who learned the hard way, know that more gear is better when it comes to protection against injuries.
Motorcycles are popular in Kentucky, and experienced bikers generally ride defensively and wear a helmet and protective clothing. They also tend to heed advice that has been followed by riders for almost as long as there have been motorcycles, but some tips may be making the roads more dangerous rather than safer.
Police in Kentucky have reported that a motorcyclist was killed after being struck head-on by a pickup truck during the early evening hours of April 19. The 61-year-old man had been riding with a group of friends at the time of the accident. The pickup truck driver and another motorcyclist suffered injuries in the crash, which took place in Lexington on Old Richmond Road at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Curvy Kentucky roads and an unexpected rain shower produce accident hazards for motorcyclists. Experts recommend that people master the skills of operating their motorcycles and stay vigilant of dangers on the road in order to reduce the chance of a bad crash.