Pascoe Law FirmMOPED SCOOTER ACCIDENT LAWYER
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Motorcycle Helmet Safety
Benefits of Wearing a Helmet
If you are in a motorcycle crash, a helmet can reduce your risk of being severely injured since it protects your brain and face. A helmet is composed of four different parts including:
- Outer shell – The outer shell is composed of tough material that compresses when coming into contact with a hard surface. By compressing, the outer shell diffuses the force, before it has a chance to severely impact your head.
- Impact-absorbing liner – This layer is composed of polystyrene, a cushion-like material. The purpose of this later is to absorb the impact if you hit your head.
- Comfort padding – The comfort padding is closest to your head. It is meant to make the helmet more comfortable and give you a closer fit.
- Retention system – This is the chinstrap on the helmet. This will keep your helmet tightly secured in the event of a crash. It is vital to secure your chinstrap properly before you begin riding your motorcycle each time.
All the parts of a helmet work together in order to protect your head from serious injuries and even death.
How to Pick the Right Helmet
There are several types of helmets to pick from. When choosing your own helmet, you should purchase what offers you the most protection and comfort. Different types of helmets include:
- Full-Face Helmet – These helmets provide full coverage to your face and chin and thus, offer the most protection.
- Three-Quarter Open Face Helmet – This type of helmet lacks the face and chin protection that is offered in the full-face helmet. If you choose to purchase this helmet, you should also get a snap on face protector or wear a good pair of goggles.
- Half-Helmet – This type of helmet is also known as a “shorty.” This helmet offers the least amount of protection while riding since it is extremely likely that the helmet will become unsecured from your head during a crash.