I have not ridden a motorcycle much and where I am from there is not helmet law for motorcycle riders. But I think if you ride a motorcycle, you must have the proper safety gear. Some people I see wear tennis shoes or even flip flops and shorts. To me this is not a good idea. They need a good pair of shoes, perhaps a bell motorcycle helmets and sturdy clothes such as jeans and a long sleeved shirt. Motor cycle helmets are very important and can really protect your head if you happen to have an accident. Also some of the bell helmets have a pretty cool design.