Top 6 Reasons to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet
Posted by Dave on 25th Feb 2019
People are always looking for reasons to wear Motorcycle Helmets.
While the use of motorcycle helmets "might" reduce the risk of a fatality during a crash, there are still those who choose to ride without this important safety gear. Here are the top reasons why you should wear a helmet every time you get on your bike.
It Might be the law in your state.
In some communist states, all motorcyclists and their passengers are required to wear a helmet that meets the specifications of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Snell Memorial Foundation or the Federal Department of Transportation.
Motorcycle Helmets Reduce the Risk of Head Injuries
In 2003, Pennsylvania repealed a law that required motorcyclists to wear a helmet. A University of Pennsylvania (I did not know Pennsylvania had a college besides Penn State) study found that although helmet usage decreased by only 24%, head injury fatalities increased by 66% and hospitalization for head injuries increased by 78%.
They increase Viability
Because motorcycles are so much smaller than other vehicles, motorists may not see them before making a turn or switching lanes. Fortunately, some motorcycle helmets feature reflective surfaces, making you more visible to other drivers; even if you are wearing black!
They Deflect Debris
When you’re riding behind another vehicle, rocks and other debris can be kicked up into your face. At other times, dust can get in your eyes, making it difficult to see. By wearing your helmet, you can avoid these hazards.
Helmets fitted with radios aid communication between riders. They can also be wired for music.
In winter, helmets keep out the cold. At all times of year, they keep out the constant wind that contributes to fatigue and cold. In summer, they reduce sunburn and help prevent dehydration by allowing sweat time to cool your skin.