Because motorcycle riders are much more likely to die from a crash than people riding in cars, it’s important to have the right safety gear. One of the major items included in motorcycle safety gear is the helmet. It’s important to choose one that fits properly and has been tested for safety.
While it may be tempting to choose the coolest-looking helmet, what’s more important than looks is safety. Check for a Snell sticker or a DOT sticker on the helmet, as this means the helmet has been tested for impact, penetration, retention, and peripheral vision to make sure it will provide suitable protection for a rider in case of an accident.
Type of Helmet
There are three main types of helmets. Shorty half-helmets aren’t recommended, and open-face helmets are only recommended for those who get goggles or a snap-on face shield that’s impact resistant to wear along with …