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We give out free stickers like the one above to help encourage people to wear proper protective gear all the time.
Most people don't wear full protective gear, and this is what happens to them when they get in an accident on a motorcycle or scooter:
Simply put, when you get into an accident wearing an average amount of gear you're going to end up in the hospital. Only 3.1% of people in reported accidents didn't neet hospital treatment. According to the MAIDS study 85.3% of the people in accidents on powered two wheel vehicles needed hospital treatment. 10.8% of people died as a result of their accident.
In order to get your free sticker just ask. Check out Getting More than 2 if two isn't enough. Bonus: The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center has donated 1000 retroreflective stickers from their Go High-Viz project to send out with the Gear Up! stickers.
It's pretty simple really. Our goal is three fold: to encourage riders to actively think about what it will take to keep them safe in case of an accident, convince people that you can wear the right gear and still look cool, and educate riders on what safety features to look for when choosing gear. While this site is still pretty minimal at the moment we'll be adding educational materials soon.
The most important thing you can do is talk with all your motorcycling and scootering friends about why it's important to wear good gear and why it needs to be worn all the time. That's why we made the sticker; to get people talking. We include a handout about what to look for when buying gear (PDF) with every batch of stickers. Please don't hesitate to print out more copies for the riders in your area. Educate yourself about good gear so that you can help keep your friends safe.
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- Follow us on Twitter for occasional tweets about what we're working on.
- Grabbing a Gear Up! T-shirt or donating helps to cover the costs of printing and sending out all the free stickers and related Gear Up! materials
- If you work for a motorcycle or scooter shop there are a couple ways you can help that will not only encourage rider safety but also help your sales.
- This web site could use some TLC from a talented web designer. If that's you (or someone you know), and you'd like to help promote rider safety by improving this web site, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grab a banner and link to us.
Girly style and other colors available.
It costs us 80 cents to e-mail two free stickers to someone in the U.S., and that adds up fast. Every bit you can donate helps.