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Safety, Head First: What To Look For In A Motorcycle Helmet

Statistics (and common sense) tell us that motorcycle helmets provide the best available protection against severe head injury. But what makes a helmet safe? Why are some rated safer than others? How exactly are helmets rated for safety? The most important thing for a motorcycle novice to know is that wearing a helmet reduces the risk of dying in a crash by 37 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), a branch of the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) dedicated to achieving the highest levels of safety in motor vehicle transportation.

A safety-compliant helmet will have a thick (about one inch) inner lining, a certification label containing information about the helmet, as well as the DOT label, located in the back of the helmet. Here’s what else to look for:

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  1. Doc Sorba says,

    Lot more info is available. Did you know DOT. Is the minimum standard to sell in this country. Snell, And I, z90, and more test . Also fit if very important should shake head with it on no strap and no movement. Read plenty of helmet info at the motorcycle safety foundation or MIC

  2. Richard Robertson says,

    I love this product. Design is awesome.You will go to ride in motorcycle you can get helmet. Helmet is protect your head.You will buy motorcycle can buy 2 helmet. one is your and another one is your mate.