How can I find the right motorcycle helmet?

Finding the right gear is a crucial concern when riding a motorcycle in Alabama. Helmets are extremely important in terms of safety, both for you as well as any passengers you’re taking along. Motosport.com explains the differences between helmets and how you can choose the best one to preserve your safety.

Features

Helmets come with many different features. For instance, the type of material they’re made from can have an impact on how they perform during a crash. Some materials, such as polycarbonate, flexes during impact, which allows it to absorb energy. Conversely, carbon fiber redistributes energy when struck and also entails a lighter weight. Other features include how easy a helmet is to remove, how comfortable it is, and how much it weighs. A helmet that’s too heavy may put a strain on your neck, which can also cause issues.

Helmet uses

Not all motorcyclists will ride the same amount. Some people use their bikes on a daily basis, while others may only ride on rare occasions. If you ride frequently, you want to invest more in your helmet since your risk of being involved in an accident is higher (your helmet will also undergo a lot more wear and tear). If you ride with groups often, you should make sure the helmet you choose allows you to communicate easily. Some helmets are even designed to be easily torn off in the event of an accident and these are recommended when riding on race tracks.

Safety ratings

A few different agencies are responsible for assessing the level of safety provided by a helmet. When shopping, look for certification from the U.S. Department of Transportation or the Snell Foundation (which was created to honor racecar driver Pete Snell, who succumbed to head injuries after a crash). The helmet you choose should at least meet these minimum standards, but they can also go beyond to provide even greater levels of protection.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact us today

Get the help you need Let Us Handle The Legal And Insurance Matters While You Focus On Healing

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C.
1923 Third Avenue South
Jasper, AL 35501

Toll Free: 888-821-0531
Phone: 205-282-4467
Fax: 205-221-5677
Jasper Law Office Map