Protective gear does a lot more than meets the eye. It makes the ride more comfortable, improves visibility and could ultimately save your life in a crash. Every rider and passenger should wear sturdy over-the-ankle footwear with non-slip soles, long pants, a good jacket, full-fingered gloves and, above all, a helmet manufactured to meet DOT standards with proper eye protection. Riders are one of the most vulnerable users on the road. Don’t take the chance. Wear all the gear, all the time.