Motorcycle helmets have been shown to save lives. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “helmets are 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and 41 percent effective in preventing serious injuries.”
But the fact is, no matter how good you are at riding a motorcycle, things can go wrong – and when they do, a helmet can be the difference between life and death. Despite this, many riders choose not to wear them. Some say they don’t like how they look or feel; others claim they have never had an accident, so they don’t need one.
So, what type of helmet should you wear while riding a motorcycle? There are several different options, including full-face helmets, modular helmets, and open-face helmets. Full-face helmets provide the most protection and coverage but can be hot and uncomfortable in warmer weather. In contrast, open-face or “chopper” helmets offer good protection while allowing you to have more ventilation.
However, the most crucial factor when choosing a motorcycle helmet is how well it fits your head. If it’s too loose, it won’t provide adequate protection in an accident; if it’s too tight, it will be uncomfortable and could even cause headaches.
To ensure that your helmet fits properly, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for fitting. This typically involves adjusting straps, pads, or liners until the helmet is secure but not overly tight. You may also want to consider getting a professional fitting at your local motorcycle dealership.
If you have questions about motorcycle safety, give HighPointe Insurance Services LLC a call today. We are proud to serve the Overland Park, KS area.