A new study, read it here, that looked at glancing and stopping behavior of the same drivers in cars and on bikes, has a startling conclusion:
We as motorcycle riders, suck!
----We look down at the road too much, and can't seem to get our eyes up.
----We don't stop at stop signs, and...
Yes, according to THIS STUDY. Protective gear can make a difference.
Conclusions of the Study:
Motorcycle protective clothing is associated with reduced risk and severity of crash related injury and hospitalization, particularly when fitted with body armour. The proportion of clothing items...