Few people on the road choose not to wear their seat belts while in a car. So, why would anyone ride a bicycle on the same city streets without a helmet? It just doesn’t make sense. Helmets are designed to make riding a bike safer, more accessible, and easier. In some areas, laws require the use of a helmet while riding on public roadways and paths. By law, all helmets sold in the country must meet the regulations of the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Some are even endorsed by other organizations.
Believe it or not, there are actually three basic types of helmets: recreational, road, and mountain. All models are designed specifically to protect your head from injury. There are, however, clear-cut differences between the three.
When selecting a bicycle helmet, sizing is crucial. Most helmets run in small, medium, large, and extended.
To find your perfect size, wrap a flexible tape measure around the biggest portion of your noggin – about 1-inch above your eyebrows. Then, match the measurement to the size. You want to select a helmet that fits flush on your head.If a helmet is too loose, it may not do its job of protecting your head. If you received a traumatic brain injury from an accident that was your not your fault, talk it over with a brain injury attorney to find out your compensation options.
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, contact McGilberry & Shirer – your local Dallas bicycle accident attorneys and legal experts. You can reach us at (469) 399-5645 today!