By Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
With the weather warming up to ideal outdoor activity temperatures this spring, many Soldiers and Airmen are taking to motorcycles as their recreational activity of choice.
But riding a motorcycle isn’t without its dangers: According to a 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,668 fatal motorcycle crashes on United States roads in 2013.
That’s why, as a partner in readiness, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service provides service members with a wide selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which could make the difference between life and death when riding on two wheels.
“Getting on a motorcycle without protective equipment isn’t just risking a little road rash – it could mean loss of life or limb,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “The Exchange carries a full range of gloves, jackets and visibility gear to make sure those who protect our nation’s freedoms – and their families – are covered each time they get on a motorcycle.”
Exchange PPE includes the latest motorcycle gear and an assortment of reflective products designed to increase survival and prevent injuries. Motorcyclists can browse the Exchange’s PPE selection online at www.shopmyexchange.com.