I have said it for years. I have debated it for years. I have had high speed and low speed accidents that I have walked away from. I have raced and crashed on a track. I have nursed loved ones, comforted friends and families in hospital emergency rooms and ICU, and at funerals. I can't say it enough I don't care how hot it is, or how close I am to home; WEAR ALL YOUR GEAR ALL THE TIME!