The helmet is the main safety element that protects motorcyclists while riding, although it’s not the only one. The correct use of helmets is essential to prevent injuries and accidents. Today we are going to give you some of the basic recommendations that you should bear in mind to ensure its correct use.
In addition to the correct use of helmets, we must protect our bodies by wearing trousers, gloves, jackets and special boots for motorcyclists. The use of these elements can avoid the risk and severity of many of the most common injuries in the event of an accident.
The first of the recommendations for the correct use of helmets is probably one of the most common, but we must not forget it: the helmet must always be fastened, it has to be your size and it must be homologated. It may seem obvious, but we must fasten it and adjust the buckle to our size to prevent it from flying off in the event of an accident. In addition, if you are carrying a passenger, he or she must also meet all these requirements.
Preferably, we should opt for a full-face helmet, as it’s the type of helmet that best protects the head and face from possible facial injuries due to erosion or abrasion. In addition, they also reduce the impact of microparticles in the eyes and protect against possible facial or head injuries.
As for the helmet visor, it’s important to make sure that it’s always clean and intact, with no scratches or specks of dirt or water that could reduce your visibility on the road. For the same reason, check that the ventilation of the helmet is correct when the visor is down and avoid the accumulation of mist. This will improve visibility and safety.
Last but not least, if you have been involved in an accident, you should buy a new helmet. After an accident, our helmet is likely to suffer an impact and, with it, a significant deterioration of its functions. For this reason, it’s highly recommended to buy a new one to ensure maximum protection.