For motorcyclists, helmets are one of the
most critical safety gear. Helmets protect the head of bikers from injuries,
impacts, and shocks in case of severe accidents. Apart from protecting the
head, the visors attached in the helmet help the riders see clearer in bright
sunlight. There are several kinds of helmets you will find in the market. You
should choose the helmet wisely, and never compromise on the quality. While we
just focus on the fit and quality of the helmets, the colour of your helmet also
plays an essential role.
As per a new study by researchers, wearing
a bright-coloured helmet can cut your accident risk by a quarter. Furthermore,
combining that helmet with reflective wearable can improve the odds in your
favour by more than a third.
As per the latest Motor Vehicle Act, not
wearing a helmet will riding can attract a considerable fine and/or
imprisonment. We are sure you don’t want to get into a fuss due to something as
small as not wearing a helmet. On the other hand, people are seen buying
second-hand helmets just to avoid the conflict. By doing this, you are just
compromising with your own life. It is
always better to purchase a new helmet, as the lining falls apart after several
years, and there are no guarantees of the helmet’s past if it is second-hand.
Motorcyclists should ideally retire their helmet after a crash, or a number of
Also, you should consider visiting a shop
to buy your helmet rather than purchasing it online. The reason behind this is
that helmets need to fit very snugly to be safe in a crash situation. We also
know that the size and shape of every individual’s head are unique, which means
it is vital to try on several helmets in a shop before making a decision. A
high-quality helmet is worth buying, but a good fit is one of the most
important considerations in buying one.
Beyond personal style, your helmet’s colour
can affect your safety on the road. It is observed that wearing bright-coloured
helmet can reduce the chances of a crash due to low visibility at night. Bright
colours like yellow, orange, white, silver attract attention and are quite
visible at night when light falls on them. Buying a bright-coloured helmet with
reflective panels is the best kind of helmet you can own. Invest in a good
helmet as it can save you from getting your head injured in a crash. When you
insure your bike with two wheeler insurance, you are given the option of
getting a helmet cover too. If you don’t have a helmet cover add-on, you can
get it while you renew
two wheeler insurance. This add on cover will provide financial protection
in case of damage to your helmet.
Get cautious on the roads; it’s for your