In more than 90 percent of
bicycle fatalities, the rider was not wearing a helmet.
Don’t become part of this statistic!
- Fit your helmet
appropriately. It should feel snug but not uncomfortably
tight and sit level on your head. The front should rest
no more than one inch above your eyebrows.
the chin strap to about a pinky’s width below your chin.
The strap and helmet should pull tight when you open
- All bike helmets are legally required to
meet the same safety and impact standards. You pay more
for less weight and increased ventilation, not for increased
- If you bike in cold weather, look for a helmet that
adjusts to accommodate a hat underneath.
- Replace your
helmet anytime it is involved in a significant impact or
after five years of use.
- Never leave your helmet sitting in
the UV-pounding sunlight for long periods of time.
(Photograph by iStock.)
Labels: Cycling, Safety