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Crash Helmets

Crash Helmets

Being one of the most important protective pieces of motorbike kit, a Crash Helmet is protective headgear that is used by the riders to prevent them from an unfortunate bike accident. When someone falls or get crash into while riding a motorbike, a crash helmet literally save the person from deadly head injuries. Therefore, it is an everyday principle of shielding a rider from the hazardous rudiments this may sound a bit spectacular but is actually very helpful to save one’s life. The main objective of a crash helmet is to provide motorcycle safety to the rider by protecting his head during an ill-fated bike accident, thereby preventing head injury and saving his life. There are some extra distinctive helmets which offer other safety measures to the wearer such as ear protection, face shields, ventilation and intercom, though the helmets may include some inconvenience for the rider like being heavy, hot and itchy.

With the use of crash helmets, a great reduction is observed in the death rate and rate of fatal injuries causing by motorcycle accidents. Therefore, it has become an obligatory rule to wear a helmet while riding bikes in many countries. Although the law regarding acceptable helmets considerably vary in every country and all of the countries have identified their own set of standards. It is crucial to determine the effectiveness of the helmet in a bike accident thereby defining minimal suitable standard accordingly.

There are two main protective components of any ideal crash helmet;

  • A hard thin outer layer made typically from fibreglass, Kevlar, or polycarbonate plastic
  • A thick soft inner liner normally made of extended polypropylene foam or polystyrene foam.

The purpose of two diverse outer and inner layers of a crash helmet is;

  • To provide protection against a hard thing that may penetrate inside the helmet damaging the skull entirely. Hard outer layer is imperative because the inner soft layer may not enough to protect the skull and an outer pointed object may puncture the rider’s skull completely.
  • The inner soft layer of the helmet gives protection to the skull, as when a hard thing hits the outer surface of the helmet, the foam lining gets compressed and reduce its possibility of direct hitting the skull and causing severe injury.
  • Bikers should concern about their own safety by receiving vigilant riding habits, correct implement of safety gear and professional training, ensuring a long way to accomplish their riding pleasure without any mishaps.

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The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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