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Bike Helmets are Essential to Rider Safety

Recently, a passenger on a motorbike was riding along the U.S. 441 South when he was hit from behind by a pick-up truck and sent tumbling to their death. In this situation, a simple rear-end collision created a horrific accident, sending both John Oliveri, 71, and his passenger Anna Hall, 66 flying onto the road. The pickup truck stopped to check on the motor biker and his passenger, but they were not conscious. Neither Jon nor Anna were wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Had they made sure to protect their heads, they may still be alive today.

When you are riding a bicycle or motorcycle, it is essential that you don a helmet. If you fail to wear a helmet, or wear a helmet the wrong way, a tumble can bring on a head injury that can have lasting effects. Because bikers often ride in the streets with cars, they at are risk to a horrible accident. Drivers are responsible to observe bikers and stay out of bike lanes, but sometimes a distracted or non-observant driver will fail in this goal and instead crash directly into a rider. Other times, it only takes an unexpected barrier or a flat bike tire to send a biker tumbling off of his or her mode of transportation.

When you purchase a bike helmet, you want to make sure that you buy one that has ultimate protection. It is wisest to get a helmet that has ventilation so that your head won’t get to hot and sweaty, and that has strap adjustments. Never wear a helmet that doesn’t buckle, as it will probably come off if you fall to the ground.

According to an Oklahoma Safety site, a helmet should not move once it is strapped in place, and should fit under the chin snugly.They should not have any paint stickers or cracks and dents, in order to secure extra safety. If you were injured in a bike accident, or someone you love was killed in a biking accident and was not wearing helmet at the suggestion of another party, then you may have a right to seek compensation. Talk to a personal injury lawyer today for more information!