Helmet Safety

Helmets provide equal levels of protection for crashes involving motor vehicles (69%) and crashes from all other causes (68%). Injuries to the upper and mid facial areas are reduced 65%. Head injuries are responsible for around three-quarters of deaths among bicyclists involved in crashes. http://www.helmets.org/

Helmet Safety Checklist

SIZE: fit snug, but still feel comfortable

POSITION: sit flat on your head 2 finger-widths above your eyebrows

BUCKLES: centered under the chin

SIDE STRAPS: should form a "V" around your ear

CHIN STRAP: should be able to fit 1 finger-width between strap and chin

YAWN TEST: helmet should pull down when you yawn

REPLACE: should be replaced when you outgrow and after any crash