The importance of helmets when riding a bike is a topic that lot of motorcycle enthusiasts do not take into account. This because nothing compares to facing the wind on the open road; it gives a certain sense of freedom, and it does sound delightful, but is it worth your safety? Do you know how important is wearing helmets when riding a bike?
In this post we will tell you a couple of important tips you have to know before deciding not wearing a helmet.
Let’s begin with the fact that a motorcycle does not have a protective structure, as a car does, therefore, it is a man against asphalt situation. In the event of an accident, the head and brain are the most vulnerable to injuries.
- Anyone 21 or older must wear a helmet. According to Florida state law every person with 21 years or older who ride a bike must wear a helmet.
- According to the CDC (Center of Desease Control and Prevention), motorcycle helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 69% and the risk of death by 42%. Beside this helmets are 37% (for riders) and 41% (for passengers) effective in preventing deaths.
- Head injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability in America.
- More than 82 % of Americans favor state laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets.
Motorcyclists need to take extra precautions to protect their body, and their passengers. Wearing helmets increases their probability of survival considerably over those not wearing helmet, and even more when riders are responsible enough to wear the proper “leathers “.
Remember that the best way to avoid injuries in motorcicle chashes is protecting yourself following rules and wearing you helmet.