Although most people do not actually consider them as essentials and will in fact buy them last, motorcycle helmets are one of the most important accessories when you have a motorcycle. In fact, state laws have included the wearing of motorcycle helmets. This, lawmakers say, will be able to prevent major injuries should accidents happen. Helmets protect the person from suffering from head injuries that are potentially dangerous and even fatal. Passengers are even asked to wear helmets especially when cruising at high speeds.
Below are some tips that will help you buy the right motorcycle helmet.
1. Does it meet the DOT standard?
Before buying a helmet, make sure that what you have chosen meets with the criteria set by the Department of Transportations Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218. You can determine this by looking for the symbol of the DOT on the helmet.
You will also find a label inside the helmet that provides you with essential information about the helmet such as the manufacturers name, the year and the month the helmet was manufactured, the model number, the size of the helmet, the materials used for its construction and of course...