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#RideSafe: Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet

By Eugene Bruno on May 1, 2024

When it comes to motorcycle safety, one piece of gear stands out above all others in its potential to save lives: a DOT approved helmet. Motorcycle riders love the thrill of cruising the open road, but let’s make sure every ride is as safe as it is thrilling. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, so before hitting the road, let’s take a moment to review how to choose the right motorcycle helmet for you:

  1. Safety Certification: California law requires riders and passengers to wear helmets that meet minimum safety standards set by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT approved helmets are designed to meet specific safety standards to withstand impact and provide crash protection where you need it most.
  2. Fit and Comfort: A properly fitting helmet is important for safety and comfort. It should sit snugly on your head without being too tight or too loose. Make sure the helmet doesn’t shift or move when you shake your head, and ensure that the chin strap secures firmly without being uncomfortable.
  3. Helmet Type: Full-face helmets offer the most complete protection, making them the safest choice for high-speed rides and protection against wind, debris, and insects. Modular helmets combine the protection of a full-face helmet with the convenience of a flip-up visor, while open-face helmets trade some degree of safety in exchange for the wind on your face and an unobstructed view of the road.
  4. Material and Construction: Helmet materials such as polycarbonate, fiberglass composite, and carbon fiber offer differing levels of strength, durability, and weight. Try out a few and select the helmet you think strikes the best balance between comfort and safety.
  5. Style and Design: Safety should always be your top priority, but there’s no harm in rocking a helmet that reflects your personal style! From sleek, minimalist designs to bold graphics and colors, you don’t have to sacrifice style points to make sure every ride is a safe ride.
  6. Maintenance and Replacement: Helmets don’t last forever and your helmet should be replaced if it’s been involved in a crash or shows signs of wear and tear.

Choosing the right motorcycle helmet is an important decision that could save your life in the event of a crash. By prioritizing safety, comfort, and quality, you can enjoy the freedom of the open road with peace of mind, knowing that you’re protected.

During Motorcycle Awareness Month, and all year long, let’s make a commitment to prioritize motorcycle safety and encourage fellow riders to do the same. Eugene Bruno & Associates wishes all the riders and passengers out there endless miles of smiles. Keep the shiny side up and always ride with passion and safety!

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