I am Thomas C. Frasher from New York. Motorcycling and motorcycles have always been my passion since I was a child. I always dreamt to become a motorcyclist when I was a kid. New York is an ideal place for a motorcyclist. I have always seen them riding their bikes through the magnificent mountains, beautiful lakes and cities and I always wanted to enjoy such experiences myself. Suddenly the day came, when my dream came true. I got my new motorcycle and also the driver’s license. Since then I have been behind the handlebar of the motorcycle.
Since then I started to experience my life as a motorcyclist. I started to experience the twist through the Adirondack Mountains and the Appalachian Highlands. This was really a great fun for me. Whenever I used to get time, I took my motorcycle and went out for new ventures. But as you know that risk of motorcycle accidents is much higher than that of a passenger car.
Like other teens, I was habituated in careless driving. Sometimes irresponsible too, for not wearing the helmet. But one incident brought my reckless driving into discipline. One fine morning, I took my motorcycle and went out for a long ride. As I was passing through the Appalachian Highlands, I was fascinated by the beautiful scenic beauty and got inattentive and lost the control over my bike. The motorcycle skid and had a severe collision with the pavement. But on that day, I was wearing a helmet on the request of my mother. Thanks to my mother. If she would have not forced me to take the helmet, this could have been my last experience. From that day, I understood the utmost importance of the helmet. At the same time I came to know that how important it is to maintain the quality of the helmet. If you go through my posts, you will get to know about the importance of the helmet and how you can get the right one.
It is very important to protect your head and neck while riding on a motorcycle because these two parts get severe injuries when collisions occur. Once you understand the importance of helmet, you will psychologically accept it. Motorcycle helmets are designed in such a way so that it can easily absorb the collision energy. A good helmet is always light weighted, rigid and crack resistant. But make sure that you feel comfortable with the helmet. See whether it is soft inside.
The importance of wearing a helmet
Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of brain or head injury. As we know this is the most important part of our body. If it gets injured, it will leave a mark for life. In motorcycle accidents, the head prone to be injured first. And that is the very reason why I have included various important things to be considered while riding a bike and how the helmet can help prevent injuries.
The three main parts of the helmet that are shell, interior and liner prevents the penetration of any solid foreign bodies.
It has been seen that most of the motorcycle accidents occur due to collision with the truck or car. This is because most of the drivers can’t see the motorcyclist. If you wear a helmet with bright hues or that are with stripe design, then drivers can easily see you during the day as well as at night. In this way, a good number of accidents can be avoided. But don’t use any dark color. It has been seen that maximum accidents occur with those who wear black or dark colored helmets rather than those who wear light or white color helmet.
Not only that, the helmet can project and aid a rider in many ways and these have been well elaborated in my posts. It protects you from the harsh weather. If you are driving for a long distance, then obviously you need a helmet as weather is unpredictable. It will save you from scorching sun and rain. Some helmets are designed in such a way so that it can protect you from intense cold or keep you cool when the weather is sultry.
So, from the very moment you go out on your bike, use a helmet and if you happen to have any issue or query regarding a helmet, just surf through the pages of my website or shoot me a question!