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  • A must read if you ride or are even considering a motorcycle.
  • This book is very useful. Everyone should read it not just bikers.
  • It is very informative. A must have. 
  • All riders need to be informed. Read it.
  • The unwritten helmet law was the best part of the book. There are laws and issues most motorcycle riders do not know about. The most useful part of the book was the insurance section. Read it and learn from it. It could save everything you own and your way of life.
  • If you drive or ride a motorcycle you should get this book. If you move here from another state, it helps you understand the different laws. The whole book is useful.
  • Knowledge is power! You must read this book.
  • I absolutely would recommend this book. You can't have too much info and even if you read the book and get just one "I did not know that" it will be time well spent.
  • Read this book and learn.
  • The most useful part about the book is how the other drivers insurance company can turn the tables and make me a victim. Absolutely great info. A must read! You might need the info someday if not now.
  • Good resource.
  • Useful information that may be needed in the future.
  • Great, knowledgeable, informative in case of an accident and what steps to take. I highly recommended.

Arizona’s right to choose whether or not to wear a helmet is something that is cherished by all riders. There are benefits and consequences of either choice. We stand by and believe in riders’ absolute right to make their own decisions about helmet use, but we think you should know all the information about the law before you make that choice.

Injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes are most often to the head, arms and legs. Helmets and other safety equipment very often helps to lessen the severity of injuries in the unfortunate occurrence of an accident.

Helmets are said to have saved 1,829 lives in 2008, and that if all cyclists had worn helmets that year, an additional 823 lives could have been saved (NHTSA 2008). For every 100 un-helmeted riders killed in crashes, 37 could be saved if they all had worn helmets. Helmets should fit snugly and always have a Department of Transportation (DOT) label.

Without a full-face helmet or full windshield, bikers’ eyes are highly exposed to the elements. Eye protection is very much recommended as not only will it prevent many injuries but it will also improve your visibility. Wind, sand, bugs, or pollen can make your eyes watery or dry, making it much more difficult to see when vision is a vital sense when riding.

Body protection varies widely. Leathers, body armor, gloves, and other designated clothing does little to prevent breakage or internal injury in an accident, but it does reduce the severity of road rash, an injury that can occur in even a minor accident. Recovery from road rash can sometimes require stitches, or in worse cases, extensive skin grafts and reconstruction. Clothing needs to be of durable fabric, frequently leather or other specialty synthetic fabric, with long, snug-fitting sleeves and legs to prevent it from catching in chains or other exposed parts. Gloves should have non-slip grips to allow riders full and firm grips on throttle and controls.