Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, but there are things you can do to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injury. One of the most important precautions is to obey California state law and always wear a motorcycle helmet when you ride, but did you know that a helmet can do more than protect your head to help keep you safe? Learn how the benefits of wearing a helmet could help you avoid a collision in the first place.
Wearing a motorcycle helmet with a visor keeps wind out of your face, improving visibility. Wind reduction is particularly helpful in chilly weather, because cold wind can cause windburn, which is similar to a sunburn.
Helmets that cover your ears may also reduce wind noise, resulting in a quieter ride. Wind noise reduction can make it easier to hear what is going on around you and to remain aware of any dangerous situations you are approaching.
Helmets with face shields protect your face from bugs, dust, twigs and other airborne objects while you are riding. These objects can be distracting or obstruct your view of the road. Today’s motorcycle helmets often have sun-glare protection and tinted visor options. Temporarily reduced visibility from sun glare is a contributing factor in many accidents.
Do you have long hair? Helmets can keep your hair in place. Wind can whip longer hair into a rider’s eyes, causing discomfort and obstructing the rider’s vision of the road.
Rain, dust storms, and other inclement weather make riding a motorcycle even more dangerous. A helmet can keep rain out of your eyes and off of your face, preventing reduced visibility and a distraction that could cause you to lose control of your bike. Paired with riding gear, motorcycle helmets offer protection regardless of the season.
Set an example other motorcyclists can follow by obeying California laws, including wearing a helmet every time you ride. Even the most skilled riders wear helmets and other protective gear, because collisions can happen when you least expect it. Modern helmets are manufactured to be comfortable and lightweight to avoid neck strain and help you stay focused on the road.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney from Arnold Law Firm today for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
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