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Mandatory Protective Apparel

VMC Policy Position: Mandatory Protective Apparel (a.k.a "Protective Clothing" or "Gear")

The mandating of a minimum level of motorcycle and scooter protective apparel or “gear” is not supported by the Victorian Motorcycle Council. However the wearing of protective gear (gloves, jacket, pants, boots) on every ride is strongly encouraged but a rider has the right to make an educated choice about what protective apparel they wear, commensurate with the purpose, conditions and expected risks of the ride.

VMC's policy on Mandatory Protective Apparel