Victoria Police Wants You To Be Safe While Driving Motorcycles

As we are into the summer months, most people are wanting to go outside and ride on their motorcycles.
Victoria Police Department wants to make sure you are safe while you are driving. Riders must wear a helmet, leather pants or blue jeans, leather boots, and gloves. Although in the state of Texas, it is not required to wear a helmet but it is strongly recommended.

However, all riders under the age of 21 must wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle. Many residents may think since it is very hot outside that wearing more layers would keep you much warmer but that is not the case.

“It is going to protect you from the sun and most of them provides vents in either the helmet or the mist jacket that provides airflow to your body to keep you little bit cooler when you are riding,” said Officer Garcia. Officer Garcia also shared that 52% of crashes that involves a death with motorcycles is someone not wearing a helmet.