A motorcycle helmet is the most important safety device for a bike rider. Making it a good habit to use a helmet while riding shows how much a person understands the importance of his life. Helmets also help in cutting outside view which further helps the rider to attentively keep his eyes on the road ahead while riding his bike. Buying a good helmet is not the end, but also knowing how to correctly wear a helmet is important. A person can check the fit of the helmet when he is in the store itself. Here are a few more ways to wear the helmet correctly.
SIMPLE WAY TO PUT ON A HELMET
The best to wear the helmet is to hold the helmet by the chin strap and by putting your thumb on the inside of the strap balance the helmet with your other fingers. Stretch the sides of the helmet and then slide in the helmet to your head.
FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND ABOUT WEARING A HELMET
- Helmets that have a neck roll, one should wear the helmet and then see if the chin strap or neck roll is pushing the back hard outer shell out of place or if it is pushing it forward. This is important because the lower back of the head and the neck will not get the protection of the helmet if the helmet is pushed forward.
- After wearing the helmet the gap between your forehead and the comfort liners should be comfortable. Wearing the helmet on a long journey if the temples or foreheads are compressed then there can be a feeling of discomfort and may also cause headaches. Make sure there are no hot spots in the helmet after wearing it for some time as that will make it impossible to retain the helmet on the head for too long.
- The cheek pads should provide adequate protection to the cheeks by covering them, but it should not press the cheeks to cause discomfort.
- Helmets that have a pro shield should be checked after wearing whether the shield is pressing against the nose. Even if it is pressing on to the nose slightly still it must be loosened as when the rider picks up speed, the wind pressure will further cause the shield to compress the nose. This may cause difficulty in breathing.
- After wearing the helmet you should try moving the helmet with your hands from side to side and up and down to see if the helmet’s fits snugly. The skin of your face and your neck should move as you move the helmet with your hands. This shows that the helmet has fitted in snugly. You should remember that if you wear the helmet too loose, then after some time it will further loosen up as the comfort liners are pushed. Make sure that it is not even putting too much pressure at any one particular point.
A helmet is an important life saving safety device It is vital that you follow the rules to have a comfortable and safe journey.