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Written by attorney Edward Joel Lake | Feb 28, 2014

3 Types of Eye Protection for Riding a Motorcycle and How They Help

New York's motorcycle laws require that a rider have some form of eye protection that conforms to the standards of the American National Standard Institute. There are many types of helmets, goggles, and glasses that can provide additional protection for your eyes when riding.

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Protecting your eyes does more than just prevent ocular injuries. If your vision is obscured at any time by minor irritants such as dust or small insects, it may cause you to lose control of your bike. Closing your eyes for even a split second could result in a serious motorcycle crash. Proper eye protection protects your vision and helps prevent loss of control while you are traveling. It is New York law that you wear some form of eye protection so you do not become a hazard to others if an eye irritant causes you to lose control of your bike. The full New York motorcycle laws can be found online at: http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/children/toolkits/motorcycles/laws_and_licensing.htm

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