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Motorcyclists have not been on the receiving end of the safety equipment revolution that has made many cars much safer than they were even just 15 years ago. There is so much more to the car that allows engineers to develop new safety mechanisms that keep people safe. Conversely, there isn’t so much to work with on the motorcycle. The motorcycle is a small, open vehicle, which means that the rider is at extreme risk when they are involved in an accident. They could easily be thrown from the vehicle.

With that in mind, people have been focusing their motorcycle safety efforts on the equipment that the motorcyclist wears – and the obvious focal point has been the helmet. While gloves and padded clothing can certainly help, it is the motorcycle helmet that makes a big difference in protecting motorcyclists.

Some motorcycle helmets nowadays are equipped with heads-up displays on the visor, allowing the motorcyclist to see behind them and feeding them critical information about their surroundings. This allows the motorcyclist to better operate his or her vehicle out on the road.

Another piece of equipment that is critical to motorcyclists nowadays is an attachment to the helmet: a forward-facing camera. With this equipment, you can record your rides and then use any video footage you capture to support your claims in court if you are in a motor vehicle accident.

Source: New Atlas, “Camera kit brings rear vision to motorcycle helmets,” Spiros Tsantilas, May 31, 2017

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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