The right helmet could avert brain injury

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These days it is essential and vital for everyone riding motorbikes, bicycles, quad bikes and scooters etc to wear a helmet. It is also common sense that the helmet should be worn correctly, however it is disappointing to know that certain people think the rules don't apply to them.

The rules are in place for your safety and by not complying with them you are putting yourself at serious risk of a head injury should you be involved in a road traffic accident.

A helmet should be correctly positioned so if you are involved in a crash it hits the pavement first and protects your head and face. Helmets should be worn flat atop the head, and must not tilt back, and they should fit snugly and always be buckled securely under the chin.

Road traffic accidents are all too common and it is up to you to make sure you are safe and protected whilst out on the roads.

When buying a helmet you should always check for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's seal of approval, if it doesn't have it, don't buy it!

The foam section of a helmet is there to reduce the impact of the accident to your brain. The foam should be thick and provide good protection, if it is not, you could be putting yourself at risk of a serious brain injury.

Headway, the leading brain injury charity, has recently called upon the Government to introduce a new law to make wearing helmets compulsory while riding quad bikes on UK roads.

Ironically, on a current case where our client suffered severe leg injuries insurers have still raised the issue of whether our client was wearing a helmet?




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