Fasten the Helmet Strap or Stop Wearing it!
To all the motorist out there, do not forget to fasten your helmet strap. Not strapping it up is as bad as not wearing a helmet. If you are wearing a helmet to protect yourself while riding your two wheeler, please take my advice and if you are wearing it just to escape from the Cops, you may ignore this. This advice might not sound interesting to you.
“Motorcyclists are about twenty six times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled and five times more likely to be injured. “
So why strapping helmet is important? Let me share with you a motorcycle accident. The downhill biker took a fall and his helmet came off because it was not fastened. Luckily he has buckled his leatt which saved his life. Incidents have proven that, for speeds more than 20kmph there is a 90% probability of your helmet coming off, if the straps are not fastened, during an accident. Not fastening the helmet might not the only reason that the helmet can come off, it is important that the helmet that you are wearing is of correct size.
To check if the helmet can come off during an accident, you can follow this simple step. With the chin strap still securely fastened and your head straight, try rolling the helmet forward off your head. You shouldn’t be able to pull it off. If you can, the helmet is too big.If are not fastening the straps because you always forget to do it, makeup habit of strapping it as soon as you wear it. Watch the short video below which will give you an insight on this.