Some people don’t think that bike helmets are not as effective as the helmets that motorcyclists use. They say that these helmets aren’t protective enough. Is it true? The answer is no. Bike helmets have been doing their jobs of protecting people’s head in case of an accident. Helmets have helped lower the risk of having traumatic brain injuries.
You reduce the risks of having a brain injury by half when you wear a helmet. When you wear a helmet, the chances of breaking bones in the facial region gets smaller. Do you think those reasons aren’t good enough?
Wearing a helmet at all times is like wearing seatbelts. You wear seatbelts because it is the safe thing to do, but it doesn’t mean you won’t be hurt in case of an accident. You wear a seatbelt to avoid further damage when you accidentally get in a crash. Wearing bike helmets allows you to lower the risk of having severe injuries.
In 2013 alone, 494,000 people were rushed to the emergency room because of bike-related injuries. There were also approximately 900 deaths from bike-related accidents. Around 1,400 people had been wearing bike helmets when the accident happened. These people have a 51-percent lower risk of having a severe traumatic injury. They also have a 31-percent less chance of suffering bone fractures in the face. Bike helmets have been successful in protecting the upper part of the face but less protection in the jaw, chin, and nose area.
Protecting yourself from possible injuries is the right thing to do. Wearing a bike helmet will help you do that. You don’t know when danger will come. It is best to protect yourself at all times.