What is the safety effect of protective clothing?


Wearing special motorcycle pants and boots reduces the risk of serious injuries to the lower body with 68%, and wearing a motorcycle jacket and gloves reduces risk of injuries to wrists and hands with 48% [35]. Although wearing motorcycle clothing is not mandatory in the Netherlands, this is generally done all the same. A survey among visitors to the Motorcycle Trade Fair shows that 100% of the motorcyclists wear a special motorcycle jacket, 98% wear gloves, 96.4% wear special motorcycle pants and shoes, and a special back protector was worn by 45% of the motorcyclists. [36].

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In 2015, 47 motorcyclists died in traffic in the Netherlands.

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