A large number of studies have actually proven that motorcycle helmet goes a very long way in saving one’s life in the event of a motorcycle accident owing to the fact that it greatly reduce your chances of suffering a fatal head injury by around forty percent. Your chances of getting an injury that is not fatal are increased by fifteen percent.
Over the past fifteen years, great improvements have been made in the technology and construction employed in motorcycle helmets industry. The helmets available today provide much more comfort and much more protection when compared to the [previous ones. The current helmets no longer limit the field of hearing and field of vision that the rider will have. To add onto that, the face shield is very beneficial in ensuring that the rider is very well protected from bugs, debris and forceful wind blasts. The helmets also provide adequate protection for the ears and this results in limited wind noise.
The motorcycle helmets being used today are made using Kevlar, carbon fiber, polycarbonate plastic or fiberglass. The structure of the helmet allows for the compression f the helmet when it is impacted upon. The compression of the helmet results in the even distribution of the force of the impact all over the helmet which results in decreased amount of pressure being exerted on one’s head. Expanded polystyrene is the major component of the interior lining of the helmet and it synergistically works together with the shell to ensure absorption of the impact. A large number of these helmets also come with extra padding to ensure that the wearer gets a comfortable and snug fit. Proper fastening of the chin strap goes a long way in making sure that in the event that there is a crash, the helmet does not fall off from the head.
Despite the fact that a large number of enhancements have been made to the construction of the motorcycle helmets and the vast public awareness being carried out massively to inform people of the risks of being on a motorcycle without a helmet, a large number of motorcyclists would opt to not put on a helmet if given a chance to choose. This is not in any way surprising owing to the fact that human beings generally tend to have a rebellious nature and always opt to go for the forbidden fruit. However, you have to understand that this is a case of life and death. You as the motorcyclist are the body of the motorcycle and in the event that an accident does take place, all the impact will directly fall on your body and you could very easily die. This then goes to say that in the event that you truly love and treasure your life, you would take the step of getting yourself a helmet.