Safety should be your number one priority no matter which sport you participate in.
Any sport that involves motorized vehicles is especially dangerous and your risk of injury is extremely high.
Being prepared and knowing how to protect yourself from injuries while riding a Dirt Bike should be your first priority.
To minimize the chance of injury while riding a Dirt Bike you will need to have some safety equipment on hand.
You will need to wear a helmet to protect your head during falls.
Your head is fragile and any head injury can lead to a loss of brain functions or even death.
Make sure the helmet you choose is DOT approved and that it fits your head correctly.
Many people just pick one off the store shelf without actually trying it on.
It must fit you perfectly to help protect your skull from injuries while riding your Dirt Bike.
Most come with removable Velcro cushion strips so that you can add or take away depending upon the size of your head.
If you plan on riding your Dirt Bike at night then consider putting some reflective tape on it so that others can see you while you are riding.
Another item that can minimize injuries when riding your Dirt Bike is protective goggles.
Some helmets do come with face plates but most do not.
Having a plastic shield or wearing goggles will protect your eyes from flying gravel and dirt.
If you cannot see, then you cannot ride. This can cause a serious accident and is avoidable if you take the time to put safety first.
Protective clothing is another way to protect you from injuries.
You can purchase racing attire that has protective pads sewn into the knee area and elbow area.
By wearing this type of clothing you would not need to wear knee and elbow pads.
Wearing pads is another way to protect yourself but sometimes these move while you are riding and then do not protect the area where they were first positioned.
Long pants will also help protect your legs during a Dirt Bike accident.
Though it might be hot outside and you are tempted to not wear the helmet and long pants, you should never contemplate this.
When a Dirt Bike falls your legs can scrape against the road or earth and without covering, can lead to serious or fatal injuries.
Above all else, knowing the rules of the road and how to ride a Dirt Bike are your most valuable safety items.
Riding your bike safely and following the rules can help you avoid injuries and possibly even save your life.