Always wear a helmet. In Arizona, helmets are only required if the rider is 18 years or younger, but helmets prevent many deaths each year. Over half of the fatalities in motorcycle accidents, the rider was not wearing a helmet. Wear protective clothing such as a visible helmet and motorcycle jacket, pants, boots and gloves.
Riders should also note the worst times to ride their motorcycle. In Arizona, motorcycle crashes occur most often on Saturdays. The peak time is between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Always avoid riding while impaired as a large number of crashes are due to intoxication.