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How To Choose The Right Helmet | Helmet Safety Tips

So you got yourself a brand new Avenger or an awesome Enfield? You can’t wait to zoom through the streets with it, can you? Fair enough. But it is always advised to zoom carefully. Although we have no doubt that you know how to ride a bike, do allow us to help you with our counsel on how you can drive it safely. First and foremost in any list and on ours comes the helmet safety tips, which most riders don’t give priority to and pay the price for. Wearing a helmet has unparalleled and unarguable reasons and advantages.

That is why here we present for your knowledge and interest certain advantages and benefits of using a helmet in the hope that they get you to wear one:

How To Choose The Right Helmet
How To Choose The Right Helmet

[1] Minimizes the risk of an head injury during mishaps

We all know that increasingly, there have been reports of bike accidents a day in every city. What if half of these could be avoided just by wearing a coconut-sized god-sent particle called helmet? The material of the helmet reduces the impact of your fall during an accident to a staggeringly great extent, sometimes pulling you back from even death, due to its loyalty towards you. Just by wearing one, you ensure that you protect the most critical part of your body and reduce the death toll of bikers careless enough not to wear one as well know the importance of our brains.

[2] Makes it easier technically for other riders to see you

Two-wheeler riders are, as we all know, much harder to see on the road than cars and trucks and as a result, their manoeuvres are not anticipated quick enough sometimes. This can be fixed by wearing helmets which help other riders and drivers see you better. Helmets increase the mass that you carry and most of them consist of reflective material that helps others on the road catch attention of you and understands your turns, reducing risks.

[3] Protects you from mishaps caused by road debris

Most often, road debris is successfully tackled by passenger-vehicle drivers. It is the motorcyclists that have to fight with various environmental obstacles such as:

  • Stones and rocks and other material falling from a heavy duty truck ahead
  • Dust blowing into the rider’s eyes
  • Debris that gets kicked up off the road

These are some of the crucial times when a helmet with a good faceguard is able to protect you against most of these important issues.

[4] Protects you from elements of weather

In seasons like winter, helmets succeed to keep your head warm. In the summer, they aid in reducing chances of getting sunburns. During the monsoons, there is no need to explain how useful they are.

Now while we have presented to you the benefits, they always do not succeed in pursuing riders to use one. Because they have their own beliefs which we would like to clarify on for those who do not want to be swayed:

SOME HELMET BELIEFS

There are certain beliefs among riders that it isn’t cool for a biker to wear a helmet and really good riders don’t use one as it signifies fear towards the thrill of riding!  Such riders must ask themselves if it is cool that you can’t sacrifice your ego towards fear even if it means the loss of your life.

It isn’t always good to face your fears, in such cases! Crashes and accidents don’t occur based on your identity or talent. They just happen. And we can say that helmets are cool to wear because while choosing a helmet, you do have the liberty to choose the style and colour you like best. You also have the option to add stickers and logos that you can boast off and that is very cool, isn’t it? Well, cool in a way!

Another belief is that helmets aren’t comfortable. Well, that is exactly why it is advised for you to personally go and choose your helmet according to your specifications and not order it online conveniently. And after you have done buying your preferred helmet, we would like to guide you on your first ride with your helmet after which you can use our advice for your further rides to travel safely.

GUIDE ON HOW TO WEAR YOUR HELMET COMFORTABLY:

While wearing it, ensure that your helmet sits flat comfortably on your head. It must be level not tilted forward or back. The front of the helmet must sit low and it is advised to have widths of about two fingers above your eyebrows to adequately protect your forehead.

The helmets’ straps on the sides of your head must form the letter “Y” over your ears, one part of the strap in front of your ear, and the other behind below your earlobes.

You can adjust the rear straps if the helmet leans forward and if it tilts backwards, you can tighten the front straps. It is also recommended to buckle the chinstrap properly at your throat so that the helmet is comfortable on your head and does not move about too much.

Thus, with this done, we have attempted to share our knowledge with you about helmet safety and its features in the belief that it aids in helping you have safer and therefore happier rides home! So wear a helmet and save many a worry! Happy Zooming!