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Choose the right motorcycle helmet

| Jun 23, 2021 | Injuries |

Motorcycle accidents contribute to a considerable number of deaths in Connecticut. As a cyclist, a motorcyclist, a helmet plays a considerable role in maintaining your safety while riding. Thus, as you seek pleasure in riding a motorcycle, ensure you always have a helmet on. However, getting the fitting helmet is tedious. Here are steps to follow when choosing the ideal helmet.

Helmet style

Motorcyclists have a limited option of helmets to choose from. Even with limited options, it’s always overwhelming to get the ideal helmet. First is the open-face helmet. Open face helmets offer the least protection and they allow airflow since they don’t cover the rider’s chin. On the other hand, a full-face helmet will protect your face and ears since it has a chin bar that covers your chin. Modular helmets are like full-face helmets, but they allow the chin bar and face covering to move, converting them to an open-face helmet.

Determining the head size

Once you select the ideal helmet style, determine the shape and size of your head. The three head shapes are the long, round and intermediate oval. Intermediate oval is the most common head style. To determine the head size, measure the circumference with a tape measure. Subsequently, compare the results with a helmet size chart. Helmet shapes contribute to safety in motor vehicle accidents. Thus, get a fitting helmet.

Try the helmet on

After you’ve profiled the shape and size of the helmet, put it on. Don’t forget to pull and spread the straps over your head. You might experience some discomfort as your head passes through the pads. However, focus on whether the helmet fits.

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