Safety first when heading out on a motorcycle

I have noticed several times recently, the young beautiful women on their motorcycles without any protective gear on, other than a helmet. I cringe as I see all the exposed skin. Sports bras under sleeveless T-shirts, short shorts and running shoes. I have noticed some young men as well skimpily clad without a care in the world or thought to consequences of a possible split second error. I cringe at the thought of a spill, loss of control, or worse a collision. Yes it happens that quickly.

  • Jun. 16, 2016 9:59 a.m.

I have noticed several times recently, the young beautiful women on their motorcycles without any protective gear on, other than a helmet. I cringe as I see all the exposed skin. Sports bras under sleeveless T-shirts, short shorts and running shoes. I have noticed some young men as well skimpily clad without a care in the world or thought to consequences of a possible split second error. I cringe at the thought of a spill, loss of control, or worse a collision. Yes it happens that quickly.

I wonder what compels these young people to ride without the protection of leathers. Yes they think they look great on their bike. A sexy view of limbs and butts for all to see. But in reality, sheer stupidity.

Is there no law for bikers to wear protective clothing? We in vehicles must buckle up. We are protected by air bags, and also the car itself, like a wall around us. A tumble off a motorcycle with proper gear is bad enough, but without proper attire, your skin would basically shred right off or worse, and then the young, beautiful limbs will be no more.

For all you young riders — us seasoned riders know better or have experienced a split second error — use your brain and protect all that wonderful young skin.

Always wear leathers.

Debbie Mazzei,

Red Deer