Which of the following provides the best protection for your face and eyes?

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Which of the following provides the best protection for your face and eyes?

  1. An impact-resistant face shield. 
  2. Goggles.
  3. A windshield.
  4. Glasses.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: A. An impact-resistant face shield. 

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Explanation: Face and Eye Protection for Motorcyclists

In order to pass your motorcycle permit exams and to become a safe rider, it’s important to know why a particular answer on the motorcycle written test is correct. 

When riding a motorcycle, the best way to protect your face and eyes is to use a plastic, impact-resistant full face shield. 

This will protect your face in the event of a crash, but will also shield you from wind, dirt, dust, inspections, water, and other debris as you ride. 

Getting hit in the face or the eyes while you’re riding can be painful and distracting. Shutting your eyes or using your hand to clear something from your face can cause you to miss hazards and crash. 

Goggles, glasses, and windshields are no substitute for a full face shield, which can be used with full-face helmets and many ¾ helmets. 

Effective eye and face protection should:

  • Be clean and free of scratches. 
  • Be resistant to shattering. 
  • Provide you with a full, clear view around you. 
  • Be fastened securely so it does not shake around or blow off. 
  • Avoid fogging. 
  • Allow you to wear sunglasses or eyeglasses, if needed. 

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