Safety should always be a priority when on the road and always kept in the back of your mind. There are many ways to prevent an accident and keep potentially dangerous things from ruining your day or worse, keeping this from being your last ride. In the following paragraphs are some of the easiest ways to keep safe and reduce the amount of injuries you would suffer if your where to be in an accident.
The first thing is always, always, always where a helmet. Even on short trips and if at all possible a full face helmet which will cut down on the wind and noise. It will also deflect bugs and other debris from the road and a strong chin piece can help reduce facial injuries in an accident. One of the next things you can do to stay safe is to invest in a riding jacket, pants and a rain suit. These will help you stay comfortable in bad weather and protect you from the sun. In an accident leather or abrasive-resistant fabrics like Kevlar will lesson the injuries you may suffer. Also it's a good idea to wear gloves to protect your hands and ankle high boots, which will help protect the feet and ankles in a crash and keep you from being burned by the exhaust pipes.
Another good idea is to attend a motorcycle safety and riding class. These classes will go a long way to helping you stay safe on the road and are definitely worth the money. Last put not least in defensive driving, always look out for the other guy. Stay safe and have fun.