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Motorcycle Helmet Safety Awareness Sheet

MOTORCYCLE HELMET AND SAFETY AWARENESS FACT SHEET 4,502 US Deaths in 2010 due to motorcycle crashes 37 of lives saved by motorcycle helmets. MOTOCROSS HELMETS Protection Level: HIGH 59% of fatalities not wearing a helmet. FULL FACE HELMETS Protection Level: HIGH motorcycle helmets are 69% effective in preventing brain injuries and 42% effective in preventing motorcyclist deaths. MODULAR HELMETS Protection Level: MEDIUM 34,000 motorcycle deaths between 2001 & 2008. THREE QUARTER HELMETS Protection Level: MEDIUM more than half (59%) of the fatally injured motorcycle riders were not wearing a helmet in states without all-rider helmet laws, compared to only 9% of fatally injured riders in states with an all-rider helmet law. HALF SHELL HELMETS Protection Level: LOW 81% of Americaņs favor stąte laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets. YOUR HEAD IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET. PROTECT IT ACCORDINGLY! ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET WHEN RIDING A MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TIPS FOR RIDERS When you ride your motorcycle, follow these tips to stay safe: - Always wear a DOT-approved helmet. - Never ride your motorcycle after drinking. Alcohol greatly impairs your ability to safely operate a motorcycle. - If you have been drinking, get a ride home or call a taxi.Don't let friends ride impaired. Take their keys away. - Wear protective clothing that provides some level of injury protection. Upper body clothing should also include - bright colors or reflective materials, so that other motorists can more easily see you. - Avoid tailgating. - Maintain a safe speed and exercise caution when traveling over slippery surfaces or gravel. SOURCES: BEST Motorcycle Helmet Styles

Motorcycle Helmet Safety Awareness Sheet

shared by bestmotorcycle on Jan 20
Motorcycle Helmets play a crucial role in preventing motorcycle related fatalities. There are many types of helmets available on the market but knowing which ones provide optimal protection can help ...


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