Wearing your helmet correctly
As anyone who has ever suffered a bicycling accident or even a “close call” knows, your helmet is a vital element of cycling safely. But just wearing a helmet is not enough – you need to ensure that your helmet fits.
With a helmet fitted correctly, you can enjoy a safe ride on your bike. In addition to protecting your head, helmets with reflective trim increase visibility by motorists. Also, wearing a helmet indicates to passers by that you are a responsible cyclist.
Most importantly, buy only helmets that are ASTM, ANSI, or Snell approved. When trying on a helmet, choose the one that fits the best before making any adjustments. Use the extra padding that comes with a helmet to make sure it’s snug.
- Helmets are 85% effective in protecting against head injury.
- Helmets keep you cooler in the summer by protecting from direct sun and warmer in the winter with a little insulation from wind and cold.