Wearing the right helmet is key to bike safety. However, not everyone knows how to choose a helmet that properly fits their unique head shape. Having this knowledge can help prevent serious or fatal injuries on your next bike ride.
The right bike helmet will fit securely on your head without being too tight. The following guidelines can help you pick the right helmet for you:
- Adjust the helmet’s fit before purchasing. Most bike helmets have adjustable straps to provide a perfect fit. When considering a bike helmet, try it on and adjust the straps first. The chin straps should form a comfortable V-shape under your ear. Once buckled, open your mouth. The helmet should press firmly against the top of your head without feeling too tight.
- Know the difference between helmets. There are several different types of bike helmets depending on the activity. For example, recreational bike helmets provide basic impact protection for casual riding while mountain bike helmets offer extended rear head coverage.
Wearing the right helmet during a bike accident can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), one-third of bicyclist injuries are to the head.
Still, wearing the right helmet cannot protect you entirely in the event of an accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bike accident caused by another’s negligence, our team at Kershaw Talley Barlow can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact Kershaw Talley Barlow at (916) 520-6639 to schedule a free consultation.