Use a Motorcycle Helmet
Wearing a helmet while riding your motorcycle doesn't just make good sense, but in many states, it is now the law. When considering that a helmetless rider involved in an accident is three times as likely to suffer a brain injury as a motorcyclist wearing a helmet, wearing a helmet is a smart proposition.
A helmet is the best protective gear you can wear while riding a motorcycle. A helmet will not only protect your head from a potential injury, but also cut down on wind noise, windblast on your face and eyes, and deflect bugs and other debris that flies through the air. It will also protect you from changing weather conditions and reduce rider fatigue.
Last but not least, wearing a helmet is a reflection of your attitude toward riding and shows that you are a responsible rider who takes motorcycle riding seriously.
Choosing Your Helmet
When choosing a motorcycle helmet, consider a full-face helmet with a visor. This type of helmet will provide you with the best protection for your head and eyes. Helmet manufacturers over the past years have made it easier and more popular for riders to wear helmets by introducing new colors and designs. Additionally, helmets today are made of new lightweight materials making them much more comfortable to wear than the heavy and cumbersome helmets of the past.
When considering a new helmet, make sure to look for the DOT or SNELL sticker inside or outside the helmet. The sticker means that the helmet adheres to the safety standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or the Snell Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research, education, testing and development of helmet safety standards.