Remember it is a legal requirement to always wear a helmet. Remember to check your helmet and ensure that:
- Ensure that there are no scratches/dents, loose padding or frayed straps
on your helmet.
- Do not buy a second-hand helmet.
- The helmet must fit comfortably but not too tight (avoid helmets that fit loosely.
- The helmet must have the chin strap fastened and properly tightened.
- Replace your helmet if it has had significant impact or damaged from a crash.
Don’t spend your whole safety budget on an expensive helmet. A helmet that complies with a recognised standard, fits well and is securely fastened should provide as much protection as you can expect in a crash. Cost is not always an indicator of better crash protection; the additional value may be in comfort, features, appearance and the quality of the finish. Comfort and fit are very important.
The decision to wear a full-face or an open-face helmet is a personal choice, but it is important to consider all the advantages and disadvantages.
– Chin bar flips up or down.