Novelty helmets present motorcycle riders with a higher risk for skull fracture and brain injury when compared to certified helmets. A motorcycle rider who wears a novelty helmet during a motorcycle crash in which the rider falls to the ground and the rider’s head contacts a rigid body such as a paved road will likely sustain fatal head injuries. Motorcycle riders who wear novelty helmets and believe that “something is better than nothing” have a false sense of security regarding the protection afforded them by helmets not designed or manufactured.
- Motorcycle helmet use increased from 48% in 2005 to 67% in 2009.
- Motorcycle helmets saved 1,829 motorcyclists’ lives in 2008.
- Motorcycle helmets do not interfere with the rider’s vision or hearing.
- Source: www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles
This entry was posted in Home and tagged basic riders course, DDS, georgia, GMSP, motorcycle, motorcycle awareness, motorcycle helmet, motorcycle license, motorcycle procedures, motorcycle safety, motorcycle theft, motorcycle training, nhtsa, passenger safety, ride sober or get pulled over, share the road, take the course.